Nov 04 2014

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India will test its new crew module next month

Specific date is not mentioned in the article.

Weighing 3.6 tonnes, the crew module will be put into space orbit 100-120 km away in a satellite and brought back to earth for checking its re-entry characteristics when carrying two Indian astronauts in the proposed human space flight.

Having the world’s largest democracy as a space-faring nation can only be good.

Ah, and here’s an article about India testing a larger rocket next month. The first flight of the GSLV Mark-III will launch the unmanned crew module about 120 km before re-entry.

India's GSLV

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