Sponsor Message:
Military Aviation & Space Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Indian Human Spaceflight Progressing  
User currently offlineZANL188 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 3915 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 2528 times:
Support Airliners.net - become a First Class Member!

"India’s manned mission to space has taken a small step forward with the fabrication of the ergonomic model of the crew module that will take two Indian astronauts into space in seven years from now. "


More interesting than the boilerplate reentry module though is the drawing of the complete spacecraft and launch vehicle..... Appears to have some sort of service engine, indicating an orbital manuever capability, or is it just an upper stage??

Legal considerations provided by: Dewey, Cheatum, and Howe
1 replies: All unread, jump to last
User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

Interesting article, ZANL188. Tx.

I'd say the nozzle at the base of the crew module is definitely for on-orbit manouevring. The GSLV-III should have more than enough power to put the thing into LEO.

Why is India doing this ? Same reason as China, I'd say:

-- demonstrate to the world that they are technologically advanced;
-- show their own citizens that the government can set and attain goals -> therefore support the government.

I would be surprised if this was just a one-off. There will most likely be a programme of at least several flights, and I would not be surprised at all to see a man-tended lab appear in the near future.

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be.
Top Of Page
Forum Index

Reply To This Topic Indian Human Spaceflight Progressing
No username? Sign up now!

Forgot Password? Be reminded.
Remember me on this computer (uses cookies)
  • Military aviation related posts only!
  • Not military related? Use the other forums
  • No adverts of any kind. This includes web pages.
  • No hostile language or criticizing of others.
  • Do not post copyright protected material.
  • Use relevant and describing topics.
  • Check if your post already been discussed.
  • Check your spelling!
Add Images Add SmiliesPosting Help

Please check your spelling (press "Check Spelling" above)

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Indian Launcher Lifts 10 Satellites Into Orbit posted Mon Apr 28 2008 18:57:33 by BarfBag
Indian Air Force 707 In Delhi posted Fri Sep 14 2007 15:42:16 by N383PA
Brahmos Inducted In The Indian Forces. posted Fri Jun 22 2007 17:04:58 by HAWK21M
Indian Navy Carrier Delayed--Wiring Problems! posted Tue May 1 2007 15:44:36 by Lumberton
Why No "Indian" Name For Huey Cobra? posted Tue Dec 19 2006 06:43:08 by BHMBAGLOCK
Indian AF G3 Thro Algiers, Lajes & Halifax? posted Wed Dec 6 2006 17:31:00 by RobK
Indian Exo-atmospheric Missile Intercept Test posted Wed Nov 29 2006 08:51:33 by BarfBag
Indian Airforce - How Would It Rate. posted Tue Jul 18 2006 14:09:35 by HAWK21M
Boeing Pitches P-8 MMA To Indian Navy posted Thu Apr 13 2006 17:23:19 by N328KF
Indian AF Air Refueling System: Nato Or Russian? posted Tue Apr 11 2006 23:05:17 by A342

Sponsor Message:
Printer friendly format