All-rounder booster seats are required for Indian and Chinese launches of their respective launchers, according to a new report.
Sources said India and China are set to launch a Joint-Launch Vehicle (JLV) on April 20 from the Humboldt Rocket Centre in California.
The JLV will use an all-round vehicle that includes a new solid rocket motor, liquid-fueled upper stage and an upgraded solid rocket booster.
It is likely that India will launch the JLX-1 from the same facility, as the JLV will have a similar configuration to the V1 launch vehicle, with two liquid-propelled upper stages and a liquid-fuelled upper stage.
The JLV has a range of 6,400km, but is limited to about 3,000km because of the cost and schedule constraints of the countrys indigenous launch vehicle programme.
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