|This pic sums up ISRO's noble intention - provide low cost|
access to space.
|The Indian mini-space-shuttle being towed|
for integrating with the launch vehicle ....
Does being street-smart sum up the superlative performance of the Indian scientific community ? (the comments I got from the student community when we discussed this development in the Service operations class)
Even though statements have come on the Internet belittling this indigenous effort of ISRO, what India can now say is , we have come and we will stay here .. Moreover India has come to provide leadership and not run away and retire programmes due to exorbitant costs ! Cost Management will remain India's top priority ..
Read the BBC report calling this launch as that of a mini space shuttle ! In a way it is true, but not thoroughly ..