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However, a prototype for multiple use not suitable.

23.May.16 6:46 AM
By Anna Nekrasova


India successfully carried out the first launch of the reusable booster
Reusable launch vehicle produced by Indian experts, today for the first time was sent into space. This is reported by local media, noting that the launch was successful.

According to information, the missile, the pilot whose name RLV-TD, was launched from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh at 4:30 Moscow time. 20 minutes after the start, the experts concluded that all went well.

As told by the producers RLV-TD, the development of missiles which has the length of 6.5 meters and a weight of 1.75 tons, took about 5 years. For the financing of the project required a us $ 1.4 million. It is known that was launched into space the experimental sample is not subject to reusable use, since it has no chassis for a soft landing. Therefore, during landing, the rocket will be destroyed on a special platform in the Bay of Bengal.

However, in future such devices to equip the chassis, and at the launch site to create the runway. Thus, today's rocket launch is only necessary to check the technology, telemetry collection and data analysis.

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