Indian Space Shuttle Programme

Indian Space Shuttle Programme

The Indian Space Shuttle Programme was a conceptual idea to design an indigenous Reusable Space Vehicle.[1]

In the end of 1980s and beginning of 1990s India had plans to develop the small Space Shuttle named Hyperplane that would to be orbited by non-reusable launchers.

Then plans differed to project Avatar RLV as a single-stage system. The Indian Space Research Organisation indicates that this vehicle is planned for development after 2010.[1][2]

In parallel, India has more realistic and currently working the programme of manned spaceflights from 2014 to 2015 with non-reusable conventional spacecraft Orbital Vehicle launched by non-reusable launcher GSLV.

In 2011 ISRO gave more details on its shuttle programme.[3]


  1. ^ a b India plans to launch first space shuttle in 2010, RIA Novosti
  2. ^ Isro set to test reusable space vehicle, Times of India
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External links

  • Times of India, Video News article on India's first Space shuttle