April 04, 2010

Cryogenics of my own!!! At last ...

One of those 'old' Indian technological/indigenous developments is at last reaching fruition/completion.

It's the cryogenic stage of the 'indigenous' GSLV, India's 'answer' to the Ariane ...

It has been about 15 years in the making ... long story ... how India wanted to buy the technology and the Russians and Americans were in the running. However, when GE lost the bid, America threatened Russia with sanctions and so Russia only decided to give India 7 engines to use instead of sharing the entire technology.

And now ISRO has developed the engine on its own!!! Great work!

This on the heels of other recent accomplishments such as the ATV — which is India's first 'indigenous' nuclear-propulsion submarine ...

And India is also developing its own 'ingigenous' aircraft career ...

Well, I hope too much indigenousness doesn't lead to indigestion ... oh, very bad joke, I guess ...

Cheers Indian scientists!!!

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