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by member_29267
26 Jun 2016 04:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013
Replies: 3962
Views: 332342

Re: Indo-UK News and Discussion - April 2013

From "Yes Minister", and so true even today :D The British and their dreams of being better than everyone

by member_29267
26 May 2016 04:12
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Annual Report for 2015-16 is out!!!

Lots of interesting stuff...Will try to provide an overview of the most significant updates later.

Annual Report for 2015-16
by member_29267
16 May 2016 19:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Just for the record... This is how the RLV TSTO is supposed to be. http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_b1AE8x4eLKI/TDYI8-3ZetI/AAAAAAAAXSs/D0fA1To5cFI/s1600/Img+2010-07-08+a+las+18.15.40.png http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_b1AE8x4eLKI/TDYwQY_o8MI/AAAAAAAAXU0/7oulIkz-vGo/s1600/Img+2010-07-08+a+las+21.07.55.png
by member_29267
16 May 2016 19:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

There was one news article in ToI that talked about SpaceX beating ISRO in terms of cost advantage once their reusable rockets mature. They havent refurbished and launched any of the 3 returned boosters yet, so we don't really know cost-wise yet. If it does turn out that way, I wonder how long it w...
by member_29267
16 May 2016 19:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

I couldn't find any concrete answers through Google chacha. However it looks like ISRO is doubling down on reusable shuttle option and not reusable rockets like Space X. Is there a plan in the medium future to develop reusable rockets? It looks to me that a mature space program would need both. Can...
by member_29267
15 May 2016 17:01
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/Isros-big-leap-embarks-on-launching-Indian-space-shuttle/articleshow/52276174.cms The RLV-TD is unlikely to be recovered from sea during this experiment as it is expected that the vehicle will disintegrate on impact with water since it is not designed...
by member_29267
23 Feb 2016 20:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Mass Rapid Transit in India
Replies: 1493
Views: 179035

Re: Mass Rapid Transit in India

Good to see you back Rohit_K, been a while. Bangalore <none> BMRCL has not yet invited CMS for conducting a safety audit of Purple line's underground corridor. This part speaks volumes when read along with the other updates. Namma metro seems to be in a mess, perhaps due to the underground issues v...
by member_29267
29 Jan 2016 15:37
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: AMCA News and Discussions
Replies: 3310
Views: 534742

Re: AMCA News and Discussions

Although not quite related to AMCA, Japan unveiled a downscaled prototype of its 5th gen aircraft.

Japan unveils first homegrown stealth fighter prototype

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by member_29267
28 Jan 2016 16:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

symontk wrote:Is RLV going to be launched from ASLV launch pad? I am asking since PSLV / GSLV launch pads will be full with PSLV launches


I believe the RLV HEX will be launched FLP.
by member_29267
24 Jan 2016 04:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

PSLV can't support all these ambitious missions. Worry about getting the GSLV Mk.2/3 certified first by launching satellites. Only then, will it be feasible to start doing these missions. Venus hot-air balloon mission has never been done and talked about before by ISRO, it would be a really amazing...
by member_29267
24 Jan 2016 03:43
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 394356

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Its a tremendous achievement and I would like to congratulate the whole team on getting bird till here. Sir, if I might ask, what mach numbers have been achieved by LCA at sea level and overall? Also, the GE414 for Mk2 were scheduled to start arriving by december 2015. Since Mk1A is the priority, w...
by member_29267
24 Jan 2016 01:17
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 394356

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

New Photos on FB Page

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by member_29267
23 Jan 2016 02:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

what are the military applications of IRNSS satellits? Guidance!! For missiles, aircraft and what not. ISRO was working with some application developers in Bangalore o bring this to the civilian area. The devices(mobiles etc) will need a some small piece of new hardware to start making use of the I...
by member_29267
21 Jan 2016 23:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)
Replies: 4734
Views: 340357

Re: West Asia News and Discussions (YEMEN, gulf)

Grand mufti bans chess in Saudi Arabia Remarkably, chess is actually an Arab invention which was exported by Muslims from Persia to Europe during the Islamic Golden Age from the 7th century onwards. :lol: :lol: The Gulf region is no stranger to seemingly weird fatwas. For instance, in 2001, Saudi A...
by member_29267
17 Jan 2016 22:22
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 394356

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

^^ Condensation usually depends on the Gs being pulled by the aircraft and also the altitude because closer to sea level and the coast the air would be more moist right?

So, I guess it is a combination of the higher Gs and the lower altitude at Bahrain.
by member_29267
13 Jan 2016 18:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 385483

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

^^ Interesting that the TSP consulate was targeted! :twisted: Hmm..why would ISIS target the Pakistani consulate? The Indian and Iranian consulates would have been better targets considering they were close by and would have resulted in much wider propaganda value for ISIS. Considering that ISIS ar...
by member_29267
12 Jan 2016 23:58
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat
Replies: 2454
Views: 358732

Re: Historical Battles in Ancient & Medieval Bharat

I read somewhere that there are no Indian records of Alexander's invasion at all. It must have been something really minor. There is text describing the events around the fall of Nandas and rise of Chandragupta Maurya. It's the Mudrarakshasa. It was actually composed a long time after the events (I...
by member_29267
06 Jan 2016 06:38
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Some new info on Chandrayaan-2 and future Chandrayaans. ISRO Puts Off Nuclear Powered Space Mission The nuclear power is expected expected to increase the lifespan of the mission as life of Chandrayaan 1, launched in 2008, was cut short by two months due to technical problems. Bhabha Atomic Research...
by member_29267
06 Jan 2016 06:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

1. PSLV /GSLV core stage is a 4800 KN thrust solid (and hence a low isp). Replacing that core stage with a 4000 KN (ie 4MN) thrust high isp liquid will result in a far more efficient vehicle, and you can get rid of a lot of boosters and maybe even the 2nd stage 2. A PLSV --> with the 4MN liquid cor...
by member_29267
05 Jan 2016 04:57
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Sorry. Meant Atlas V and not Saturn V. The Atlas V (one of the most efficient launch vehicles), is basically a 4MN thrust RD-180 topped by a 100 KN cryogenic stage. A GSLV with a 4MN thrust LOX/Hydrocarbon core topped with the 200 KN CE 20 will be pretty competitive. Let us first see what ISRO want...
by member_29267
03 Jan 2016 19:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 394356

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

The 8 F414s ordered by ADA for Mk2 PVs were supposed to arrive by end of 2015 right? Do we have any further cues on that?
by member_29267
31 Dec 2015 04:42
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

I already mentioned the long delays in the RLV TD program. But, given the current status and the issue at hand it would be good to say that we shouldn't be expecting years worth of delays anymore. ISRO might have a history of not keeping schedules and very long delays, but I do see them working on t...
by member_29267
30 Dec 2015 05:41
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 401
Views: 265758

Re: Can't join BRF due to no work/ISP email ? Read this.

archan wrote:Are all outstanding requests taken care of or some member still needs help?


Me. Need my old ID back ie 'KrishG'. I have also lost access to the BR Main site volunteer forum.
by member_29267
29 Dec 2015 23:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Rest assured theere will be no RLV flight in 2016. Sorry? The HEX is scheduled for February or April as per ISRO . Sure things might delayed but the timeline waswhat ISRO gave. Yes it has seen a lot of delays but I am expecting to see it happen in the next year and then we would see ISRO start focu...
by member_29267
29 Dec 2015 22:11
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Well, ISRO mostly prefers names based on the functional aspects (GSLV, PSLV, RISAT, INSAT, IRNSS) or even after personalities (Aryabhatta, Bhaskara, Kalpana). There have been instances where ISRO did give the spacecraft like Chandrayaan, Aditya (mind you the official name of Mangalyaan is Mars Orbit...
by member_29267
16 Dec 2015 17:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

PAM-G is different from PSLV 4th stage. PAM-G has more fuel. The first use will be Chandrayaan-2. Hopefully it will replace PSLV 4th stage later. It can be incorporated to GSLVMk3 replacing C-25 so that a uniform core can be used for different payload reqs But, PAM/G was developed based on the PSLV...
by member_29267
16 Dec 2015 05:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Programme Discussion
Replies: 3934
Views: 337162

Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion

Latest info about 2nd burn: A unique feature of this flight is that 46 minutes after all the satellites are launched the 4th stage will Re-start and will remain ignited for 4 seconds. This may appear to be an insignificant thing but there are technological achievements for ISRO if this happens. Thi...
by member_29267
16 Dec 2015 05:32
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5274
Views: 1156618

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

http://aeroindialive.nic.in/show_ondemand.asp?id_episode=31&id_part=31 The Chair was right when he said that IAF wanted HAL/GTRE to now come up with an engine first and then design a platform around it. That is what they are doing. IAF (and many here in BRF too) was very critical of GTRE/DRDO w...
by member_29267
15 Dec 2015 03:53
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions
Replies: 4035
Views: 394356

Re: LCA Tejas: News and Discussions

Cross-posting Okay, this report by Ajai Shukla had more tidbits Cutting-edge Israeli radar wins air force approval for Tejas fighter Elta is ready to offer ELM-2052 with no development cost/time overhead if it is accepted by at least two aircrafts. HAL says its Mk1A, Jaguars and possibly the Mirages...
by member_29267
15 Dec 2015 03:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Kaveri & Aero-Engine: News & Discussion
Replies: 5274
Views: 1156618

Re: Kaveri & aero-engine discussion

All of the Jaguars should be upgraded. At least the quote asked from Honeywell was for 270 engines. We don't need to subvert this order for the HTFE-2500. Even if we get all the trainers, that will be close to 1000 engines over the lifetime. If the core is to be used for turboshafts, the order will...
by member_29267
09 Dec 2015 19:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Preserving, Enhancing and Improving Water Resources of India
Replies: 126
Views: 23023

Re: Preserving, Enhancing and Improving Water Resources of I

One of the little known facts about Bengaluru is that we had (still have) a couple of rivers (or rivulets) flowing through the proper city. Sadly, these have been turned into drains during the past 30-40 years. These rivers are the tributaries of the Arkavathy river which in turn joins the Kaveri. 1...
by member_29267
09 Dec 2015 16:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Nature Conservation in India News & Discussion
Replies: 741
Views: 75796

Re: Nature & Wildlife Conservation in India

I do not understand why the forest officials in Gujrat are doing this. The lions have to have the at most importance. If it makes sense to move them Kuno Barda then do it. Stop giving stupid reasons. I hope the supreme court forces them to comply with the reintroduction project at Kuno Barda.
by member_29267
04 Dec 2015 18:25
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 31932

Re: Chennai floods

Not sure about where the video is from....Description says this was near Chembarrambakkam Lake. People were stuck inside the house.

by member_29267
04 Dec 2015 17:42
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Chennai floods
Replies: 523
Views: 31932

Re: Chennai floods

Its not just Chennai...Even though it has stopped raining in Chennai, I hear Cuddalore and some other places is still bearing the brunt of heavy rains. I hope people who are helping out Chennai can concentrate a part of the resources on these other places (which are not getting much media or sm atte...
by member_29267
29 Nov 2015 21:26
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Attention non-members and lurkers !
Replies: 401
Views: 265758

Re: Can't join BRF due to no work/ISP email ? Read this.

Hi guys, Have been away getting ready for my post grad studies. I am back to being a student so dont have my work email anymore. Please change my BR mail to my gmail (I will provide uni email at later date) gopalakrishna.char1991<at>gmail<dot>com Thnaks, KrishG I tried changing the email in the Con...
by member_29267
29 Nov 2015 17:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014
Replies: 1128
Views: 107559

Re: China Military Watch - August 9, 2014

Looks like GSLV Copy Was ISRO hacked too ;) :) Hmmm... cant trust those commies. :wink: Similarities uncanny. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geosynchronous_Satellite_Launch_Vehicle_Mk_III https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long_March_5 No similarities except maybe the overall look (even that appearance i...
by member_29267
29 Nov 2015 17:42
Forum:
Topic: BR Mainsite 2.0 : Volunteers Wanted
Replies: 133
Views: 0

Re: BR Mainsite 2.0 : Volunteers Wanted

Sorry guys, krishG here!

Was caught with some stuff and my old handle became inaccessible after I moved to Germany. Would like to continue where I left ie work on Indian Space Program.

Cheers

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