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Re: Indian Reusable Launch Vehicle Program
« Reply #60 on: 01/31/2018 04:44 AM »
It's probably image distortion, or the angle, or something like that

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Re: Indian Reusable Launch Vehicle Program
« Reply #61 on: 01/31/2018 12:28 PM »
Is this a new RLV-TD or the same one that was flown last year? The wings look burned but that might just be the lighting.

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Re: Indian Reusable Launch Vehicle Program
« Reply #62 on: 01/31/2018 12:34 PM »
Is the RLV so fat or the image is stretched out?

The image is distorted.

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Re: Indian Reusable Launch Vehicle Program
« Reply #63 on: 01/31/2018 12:35 PM »
Is this a new RLV-TD or the same one that was flown last year? The wings look burned but that might just be the lighting.

A new one - the first one was not planned to be recovered.

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Re: Indian Reusable Launch Vehicle Program
« Reply #64 on: 02/01/2018 11:44 PM »
Is this a new RLV-TD or the same one that was flown last year? The wings look burned but that might just be the lighting.

A new one - the first one was not planned to be recovered.

Yeah, it's a new one. As you say, the first one wasn't planned to be recovered, although aircraft sent to the ocean touchdown site said they did see that the RLV-TD had touched down on the ocean surface intact, after which it sank beneath the waves. I wonder if that original model could somehow be salvaged? It could make for a decent museum piece.
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Re: Indian Reusable Launch Vehicle Program
« Reply #65 on: 02/08/2018 01:11 AM »
ISRO Chairman lauds latest SpaceX milestone as a 'quantum leap', says ISRO is working in parallel towards RLV and reusable rocket stages
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 "Our research and development department is working on three technology demonstrators. First one on the orbital re-entry of the vehicle, second on the landing of the reusable launch vehicle on the airstrip and third on reusable rocket stages. Isro's research work on these three technologies is simultaneously going on and we hope to do a second technology demonstrator test (first experiment on reusable launch vehicle was in 2016) within two years."

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