Indian AVATAR rocket

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  1. hit&run

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    Bits and Pieces on it.

    The idea is to develop a vehicle that can take off from conventional airfields, collect air in the atmosphere on the way up, liquefy it, separate oxygen and store it on board for subsequent flight beyond the atmosphere. In fact, Air Commodore R. Gopalaswami, former chairman and managing director of Bharat Dynamics, India's missile factory, had once claimed that it could be developed even into a commercial transporter. Incidentally, it was Gopalaswami who suggested the name Avatar.

    Avatar is primarily intended as a reusable missile launcher, one that can launch missiles, land back and is loaded again for more missions. The vehicle will be designed to permit at least a hundred re-entries into the atmosphere. The vehicle could also act as a satellite launcher at a hundredth of the present cost of launching satellites. A miniature Avatar, which is also being conceived, would be hardly bigger than a MiG-25 or an F-16.
    http://vandemaatram.blogspot.in/2007/04/brahmos-cruise-missile-programme-was.html
    @pmaitra..
    Can this thread be made a sticky!?
    Its a unique project..so bit and pieces of information which comes out can be accumulated in one thread rather than multiple threads.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Guys, please bookmark the thread. I don't anticipate a lot of activity on this thread.
     
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    Wokay!! yeah..theres not much on the internet about it either..
    very Hush hush!! :D
     

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