Grey Havoc said:Thanks for the clarification.Michel Van said:
I’m not quite sure how to read this.dark sidius said:Completly false Space x will win the launcher war, European are still the head in the past century.
"unforeseen complication" could be that refurbishment costs too much to be economical. Or that they blow one up and scare away their customers for several years.fredymac said:Ariane is gambling that an unforeseen complication will prevent Spacex from re-using their boosters (unlike Blue Origin which is already doing so). That's not entirely unreasonable but it isn't very inspiring.
Full article: http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2017/sep/25/isro-hold-talks-with-arianegroup-1662207.htmlTop VSSC officers and Paris-based ArianeGroup on Saturday met at VSSC, Thumba, and held discussions to identify areas for possible collaboration.
VSSC director K Sivan, who called his meeting with Marc Vales, head, Future Programmes, ArianeGroup, a ‘’brainstorming session’’, said a couple of possible areas for collaboration were explored, including the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) programme. ‘’Our RLV programme is in its preliminary stages. They too have a similar one. It will be of use for both groups,’’ he said. Vales was here for the two-day ASET 2017 international conference organised by the Aeronautical Society of India (AeSI).
Among other things, ISRO also has shown interest in the ESA’s planned Prometheus rocket engine which uses methane as propellant along with liquid oxygen (LOX). Sivan attributed ISRO’s interest to the reusability potential of the engine.