May
24
2016

Interesting: India’s done a successful reusable spaceship test.

Always nice to see a country actually have an actual space program*.

In the early hours of Monday morning, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched its first “Re-usable Launch Vehicle,” which at full-size will be able to lift satellites into orbit.

Scientists launched the unmanned model to a peak altitude of 65 km (40 miles) before turning it around for a controlled descent into the Bay of Bengal. The total flight lasted about 13 minutes.

Just don’t get me started on ours.

Moe Lane

*Double points for being a country that isn’t awful.

2 Comments

  • Herp McDerp says:

    Hold on, I think there’s going to be a test of the Pork Launch System in just a few years.
     
    Of course, by that time Elon Musk will be standing on Mars …

  • Spegen says:

    Even better was how little India spent on it. If they keep it up, satellite launches are going to be much more affordable.

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