30 May '15, 4pm

ISRO Gears up for 6 Major Missions This Year

ISRO Gears up for 6 Major Missions This Year

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has six major missions lined up for the rest of 2015, including the keenly awaited Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) mission toward the middle of the year. First comes the PSLV C-28 mission bearing three UK satellites. The launch date has been fixed tentatively for July 10. The RLV-TD mission, the first flight test of an unmanned, scale model of India’s own space shuttle, is second in the list. It will lift off from Sriharikota by the end of July or the beginning of August, M Chandradathan, who stepped down as director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thumba, told reporters here on Friday. “The space plane part of the RLV-TD is almost ready. The thermal protection tiles, needed for withstanding the intense heat during re-entry, are being fixed atop it, and this will be completed i...

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