For 2012 rocket launches, China and Russia are tied for first place. USA is in third place.
China has nine successful rocket launches thus far in 2012. Same number for Russia. U.S. has five launches. Europe has three.
A more detailed list of 2012 rocket launches with dates.
Reference: Space Launch Report 2012 Launch Stats
Last edited by Martian2; 06-12-2012 at 01:16 AM.
there is no point to compare Indian and Chinese space research as China wants to catch up with US while India just wants to be somewhere in this field. I have already put US, Russia, China above to India/ Japan/ EU as these three have done even manned mission also till now. please check my post #122 which clearly put China in 3rd table with US and Russia only. thanks
Last edited by Hello_10; 06-12-2012 at 01:26 AM.
India's GDP is $1.78 Trillion according to the latest World Bank estimates. This indicates 6.5% growth...........but in Rupee Terms we have seen a much higher growth of 8.5%!!!
Since purchasing power doesn't take exchange rates as a factor, the growth in purchasing power terms is probably even higher!!!
And how do you get the idea that Petrol is more expensive in India due to Purchasing Power???Actually it is even more costlier in China in purchasing power terms, due to the high deficiet between imported and domestically produced oil...........
In India it is around 78% , whereas in China, it is above 80% despite record production every year..........
Don't use someone's prediction in last year, they don't kown India rupee bore so much depreciation after S&P downgrade...
And last year India media said India will surpass China in 2012...
But now it even can't rank in the top ten growth in Asia.
78/55=? Don't tell me is $1.78 T.
yes, rupees is now less valued than Yuan right now. otherwise, please check these two datas based on 'nominal/exchange rate' value of GDP and 'PPP' value of GDP as below. you may read note on PPP from the second link of wikipedia also to get to know this.....
List of countries by GDP (nominal) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
List of countries by GDP (PPP) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Last edited by Hello_10; 06-12-2012 at 01:24 PM.
But this one is not a mistake-
And it is updated weekly!!!!
It says that Indian economy was $1.85 T in 2011!!!
And Indian media never said that India would surpass China........rESORTING TO FICTION NOW,ARE YOU??
And we are discussing Indian economy in this thread because?.........
I am glad India launches and builds own satellites which help the nation progress in communication and warning of natural disasters as well as planning for agriculture and other industries. But sending people to the moon. The Americans did that 50 years - what is the point of going back to the moon? Instead of being showy - India should utilize its resources for improving lives of its citizenry. A country like Japan - now that it has scaled the economic heights - as can provide food, shelter and clothing to its citizens can invest in human exploration of space but for India and China to it is downright stupid.
& PSLV & GSLV both are Indian launch vehicle and indigenous one too. Engine used in 2nd stage is built on the model of Viking. I am again saying it's not Viking,it's influenced by viking,heavily or not no one knows it except scientists.
Take some rest buddy.
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