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India to have its own space shuttle

The Americans recently retired their one of the most successful space shuttles, the Atlantis. Now, India is working towards realising its dream - to create a re-usable satellite launch vehicle.
An engineering model of what scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) call the re-usable launch vehicle, is currently housed at a secure and secret facility in Kerala. Covered with special heat resistant tiles, soon it will roar skywards.

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is co-operating with  India's Defence Research and Development Organisation on a hypersonic technology demonstrator vehicle (HSTDV), with the target of conducting a flight test in 2008.

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Indian scientists from the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), speaking at the second European Conference for Aerospace Sciences in Brussels, have provided details of the reusable launch vehicle demonstrator's sub-orbital flight, due for 2009.
To be launched on an 11.5m -tall solid rocket booster and using 9,000kg  of propellant, the X-37-like 1,400kg vehicle is 6.5m long with a 3.6m wingspan. Flight apogee will be 67km  and it has a downrange of 650km.
The vehicle will splash down in the Indian Ocean.

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