Though I’ve never met the guy, I don’t hold Pallava Bagla in very high regard because his stories – particularly of the Indian space programme – for NDTV have often reeked of simplistic concerns, pettiness and, increasingly of late, a nationalistic pride. The most recent instance all these characteristics were put on display was February…… Continue reading ISRO v. SpaceX doesn’t make sense
Is it so hard to consider the possibility that we might get a better sense of ISRO’s activities if we did not keep comparing it to those of other space agencies?
Has the prime-mover of our space programme been taken hostage by the consequences of not separating space research from defence research?
We are proud of ISRO’s being removed from bureaucratic interference and we are also okay with ISRO giving access only to those journalists who have endeared themselves by reproducing press releases.
ISRO has said that the RLV, should it someday be deployed, will be able to bring down launch costs from $5,000 per kg to $2,000 per kg.