India will join elite group of nations in space technology

India will join an elite group of nations with Wednesday’s launch of a new mission to test re-entry technology, which would be a forerunner to developing reusable vehicles like space shuttles.

Indian Space Research Organisation’s reliable workhorse — launch vehicle PSLV-C7 will soar into the skies from the spaceport in Sriharikota and hurtle into space four payloads, including the 550 kg Space Capsule Recovery Experiment.

With this, India will join an elite class of countries possessing this SRE technology — the United States, Russia and China.

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