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Successful launch of mini space shuttle

Indian scientists have succeeded in launching Swadeshi shuttle and it is a big news in space world. Thus, India successfully launched its first mini space shuttle as ISRO joined the global race to make use of the reusable rockets and it is a giant step in our space mission. ISRO is making one more leap in the space race as they launched its test model of a space shuttle and it is estimated to be 10 times lower than that of NASA made space shuttles. For the very first time in its history, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is actually growing wings as it embarks in the space world to make history. The Indian space agency is setting up records after records in recent times. The launch and the landing were all perfect and scientists made our dream come true. The RLV-TD is considered as a very preliminary step in the development of a reusable rocket. Its final version will take a decade’s time and in the process drastically slashing down the cost of launches almost ten times. This is the first time ISRO launched a space craft, which actually has delta wings and after launch it will be glided back onto a virtual runway in the Bay of Bengal. The purpose of the experiment is not to see it float but to glide and navigate from a velocity five times higher than the speed of sound onto a designated virtual runway in the Bay of Bengal some 500 km from the coast. It is yet another stepping stone to success.

Nickil Mani

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