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Dec 18 2014

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Test launch of India’s LVM-3 rocket successful

According to Gunter’s Space page:

Payload on the LVM3 maiden flight was CARE, a mock-up of ISRO’s planned manned space capsule, to test the atmospheric re-entry. It landed successfully in the Bay of Bengal about 19 minutes after liftoff.

LVM-3

And here’s a picture of the capsule after splashdown:
CARE capsule

According to the ISRO press release, the flight reached its intended height of 126 km, and splashdown occurred 20:46 after lift off.

And here’s some great civilian video of the launch:

CONGRATS to India!

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