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India to Launch GSLV

Posted by: sanman - Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:04 am
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Post India to Launch GSLV   Posted on: Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:04 am
India will launch its GSLV rocket, powered by an indigenously developed cryogenic engine for the first time: ... nch%20GSLV

notable quote:

India was forced to develop its own upper-stage engine after the U.S., worried about missile proliferation, pressured Russia to withhold cryogenic-engine technology from ISRO. As compensation, the U.S. paid Russia the $400 million it had expected to gain from the technology transfer to India for services it provided to NASA during the Shuttle-Mir program that evolved into the International Space Station.

Hah - this led to the ISS? Talk about shooting yourself in the foot! :wink:

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