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SRE 1 is India's first recoverable capsule that was launched by a PSLV-C7 rocket from Sriharikota at 03:57 UT on 10 January 2007. The 615 kg craft was a technology demonstrator for the planned 2010 launch of a lunar mission, with adequate heat shield, deceleration and floatation systems. It re-entered in the Bay of Bengal precisely as planned at 04:14 UT on 22 January at 150 km east of Sriharikota, and was hauled by a helicopter from a coast guard vessel.

Alternate Names

  • 29711
  • SRE1

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2007-01-10
Launch Vehicle: PSLV
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
Mass: 550 kg

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (India)


  • Engineering

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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