the cryogenic engine (indigenous one) would be launched either this year or next on the indigenous launcher.i think the current one produces about 7.5 tons thrust but currently a more powerfull one capable of producing upto 10 tons thrust intended for future launches is under development.vrus said:Maybe ISRO might produce future engines for aircraft instead of GTRE ....
I think that would greatly help indigenous aircraft projects. :
global tracker, the indian space industry is a growing very rapidly, and you don't need to worry about pakistan's space endeavours. (no offence to anyone) When the GSLV-Mk III becomes operational probably by 2007/8, we will have a great capability. There is also a project for creating an indigenous cryogenic engine (uses super-cooled fuels) to replace the russian upper stage in the GSLV Mk-I. This has seen some success. The last I heard of it was that it was ground tested for 1000 sec. (only 700 sec. burn time required though!)
That was in 2002 i think. I'll try to get a link but you should find something if you search in Google News. Only Japan, Russia, US and a few other nations have their own cryo engine.
Plus there will be an Indian mission to the moon in 2007/8, the Chandrayaan. Only an elite club of nations have even reached unmanned objects to the moon. Keep your fingers crossed though, despite ISRO having a great success rate, as the number of things that can go wrong between liftoff and landing on the moon are numerous...!
yes it is the avatar hyperplane prototype,drdo also has a similiar project known as hstv,but it is at a less adavnced stage than the avatar hyperplane project.harrapa said:Is this RLV the same vehicle that was being discussed a few years back (except then the moniker that was being used was "avatar") ? I believe then it was being called described as a hyperplane, which could be used for such activities as a reusable system for placing satellites in a low-earth orbit (I can't find a good link for a page about the "avatar", although, I think this project has been discussed on this forum previously).
I would really like to know if this RLV is just the outcome of that project or something new, and if so, how.