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by SriKumar
21 Sep 2019 05:43
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019
Replies: 1066
Views: 303143

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A: News & Discussions: 23 February 2019

No kament...... For phull video, please to dekho this link (this was during chunaav: phir ek baar, Modi sarkaar). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om4pUjwVPx8 START from 16:30 onwards for the entire takeoff including a close shave flight over the bridge (still recall being pissed off how close the da...
by SriKumar
15 Sep 2019 21:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76714

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Mechanical objects fail, sometimes unexpectedly.
by SriKumar
15 Sep 2019 21:13
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019
Replies: 284
Views: 76714

Re: Naval Tejas Mk1/Mk2: News & Discussion - 23 February 2019

Good point. The cable spans then entire width of the runway. And if it snaps at the other end, the cable seems long enough to reach around the building they are standing behind. As a point of fact, this can happen in future; and more likely to happen, as repeated trials are done and wear out the cab...
by SriKumar
14 Sep 2019 21:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

For the next CY mission they must have another method to monitor craft velocity (via radar or other means, from orbiter) and orientation etc. In fact a synthetic aperture radar does exist on this orbiter, and seems quite powerful, but not sure if it was pointed at Vikram during landing. The landing ...
by SriKumar
14 Sep 2019 07:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The plot posted by chetak above (from tammojan's twitter) shows that telemetry was lost once at 20:19:15 (or thereabouts). One can see the large gap in the signal rate. The telemetry came back, only to be lost permanently at 20:20:00. In looking at the instrumentation on the orbiter, it has 2-band r...
by SriKumar
13 Sep 2019 05:05
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Gee! Interest dropped faster than the term "Kashmir" from the news. Sep. 15 is still far away. Well, no new information means no new material to chew on and dissect. Couple of unrelated general comments: 1 Considering that the lander maintained its telemetry lock (with Orbiter? DNS-Madrid...
by SriKumar
12 Sep 2019 07:17
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

1. The x-axis in the plot by Amber.G is min:sec. If you look at the leftmost point, it is 19:55. At the next gradation, it becomes 20:00; and the next is 20:05. The only way this is possible with all the gradations on the x-axis being equally wide is if the xy in 19:xy is in seconds. (Added later: i...
by SriKumar
11 Sep 2019 04:53
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

BTW, This is what I wanted to ask: Given that ISRO seems to be really busy, could it be that all those ppl sitting in Mission Control are permanent full-time Mission Controllers? :eek: Like Air Traffic Controllers? I thought they were rocket-scientists pulled out of the machine shop, lorry pool, ca...
by SriKumar
08 Sep 2019 19:35
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

A final note on the velocities from this video that Gagan had linked. THe graphs at 3:00 onwards is actual test data (albeit limited accuracy- one has to extraploate manually from the very grainy graph). https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=8&v=rXbJLhMb8aE In looking at the altitude, and ...
by SriKumar
08 Sep 2019 00:10
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

PrannoyRoyNDTV I agree. It’s absolutely sick. Yes, Pallava made a mistake, a terrible rude mistake and NDTV has said so. Pallava has apologised - sincerely. He has apologised to NDTV too. That’s it. Pallava has done more for ISRO & India’s science than all the ghastly trolls put together. https...
by SriKumar
07 Sep 2019 22:54
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Orbiter main Camera has a 30 cm resolution. Vikram has a 2 m diameter. They should be able to spot it. If Vikram ran into a small hillock, then it could damage and roll down the slope of the hillock, damaging its antenna But one thruster failed / performed suboptimally, and software caused the othe...
by SriKumar
07 Sep 2019 22:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Yep, we can hope for the best. Maybe it decelerated enough, and maybe the problem is just that the communication is gone. If it is the latter, then the rover is useless anyway (unless some future mission somehow recovers it and gets to analyze its stored data). But it would have proved a point abou...
by SriKumar
07 Sep 2019 20:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

The final moments of Vikram Lander: The graph deviates at 2:17 seconds. At 2:42, Vikram is nearly inverted !!! It recovers, then over corrects !!! It tumbled at the critical juncture when soft landing phase was started. This indicates perhaps that one engine shut off later than the other, causing a...
by SriKumar
07 Sep 2019 07:08
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Clearly communication was not lost at 2.1 km. The track of the lander was broadcast live upto about 300 m above the surface. There is public domain data of altitude and range well below 2.1 km altitude in the video linked by gagan. What I remember hearing from ISRO's chairman - - All things were no...
by SriKumar
07 Sep 2019 05:50
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

Clearly communication was not lost at 2.1 km. The track of the lander was broadcast live upto about 300 m above the surface. There is public domain data of altitude and range well below 2.1 km altitude in the video linked by gagan.
by SriKumar
07 Sep 2019 05:16
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

All that is knows is that there is a comms cut off. Since there is no atmosphere of any significance, and thus no winds, and gravity 1/6 of earth, the cloud of dust will just hang out in that area, until it gradually settles. Since there is practically no atmosphere, the dust cloud will settle imme...
by SriKumar
06 Sep 2019 06:46
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

From Nair's interview it appears there will be real-time pictures during the descent and landing. But would it be broadcast to the world soon? There is no doubt that the landing will be recorded, broadcast (to the orbiter) and stored, and then broadcast to earth. Not just visuals but all other data...
by SriKumar
06 Sep 2019 06:33
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

https://www.firstpost.com/tech/science/chandrayaan-2-is-a-very-very-complex-operation-says-isro-ex-chief-madhavan-nair-7280851.html On-board cameras will be mapping the terrain, sending the pictures to us. Then we will have to select the appropriate location and see that in the exact location it de...
by SriKumar
02 Sep 2019 21:29
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244867

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

^^^ I really meant people in India who still push for opening sports and cultural ties, and talk about 'dont mix politics and sports' (I heard this phrase literally from one guy, many moons ago), or those who maintain that 'at the end of day, all of us are the same'. I have to be frank....it was a b...
by SriKumar
02 Sep 2019 21:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244867

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

And the Buffoon Du Jour: Former Pakistan cricketer Javed Miandad threatening India while holding a sword: Pehle main balle se chakka marta tha, ab talwar se insaan maaronga (If I can hit six with a bat, why can't I swing sword.. I used to hit sixes with bat, now I'll kill humans with sword)... The ...
by SriKumar
01 Sep 2019 17:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

^^ Dr. Sivan calls them "15mns of terror". Do other countries use this type of shearing? Routinely. Here is some old video released by NASA after shuttle program ended, showing bolts exploding to release the shuttle. All rockets are held in place before launch until the required minimum t...
by SriKumar
31 Aug 2019 22:37
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244867

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

This has always been TSP's game plan. Provoke and when struck back, cry human rights. Just on 'rational terms', why would TSP want any sense of normalcy in the valley? They have to perpetuate the cycle of violence. Soosai attack, collateral damage in riposte by India, human right, nuke flashpoint. ...
by SriKumar
31 Aug 2019 19:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244867

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Talking about videos and atrocities, I remember clearly there was a video where PAkistani soldiers shot and killed adolescents male teen agers, school-going age, execution style, somewhere in Afghanistan- near the border I think. The executed were supposedly Taliban, but very young. The video showed...
by SriKumar
31 Aug 2019 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K Union Territory-2019
Replies: 1984
Views: 244867

Re: J&K Union Territory-2019

Atleast one aspect of Pakistan's gameplan is becoming obvious. Methinks they want to prolong this state of security clampdown for as long as possible, and prolong it to the max. And while this is on, they can talk about the atrocities and excesses. If this state of curfew goes on for months (say 8 m...
by SriKumar
30 Aug 2019 22:30
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220847

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

+108 And how is he supposed to do such things with out majority in Parliament? Please don't give stretch goals and make everyone disappointed. Yenna saar, sollaringe? Stretch goals for Modi? Is he reading the phorum? If so, I am flattered that he would even deign to read my post. :D Arrey bhai........
by SriKumar
30 Aug 2019 17:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220847

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Note ... Judicial reforms will happen to curb hearing based on personalities / Lawyers involved. https://twitter.com/utkarsh_aanand/status/1167101552940568576 Utkarsh Anand @utkarsh_aanand When #PChidambaram rushed to #SupremeCourt before his arrest, court showed no urgency. And then SC spends 4 fu...
by SriKumar
30 Aug 2019 09:59
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

In looking at the orbits, it seems like getting into a lunar orbit is more challenging task than getting grabbed by Martian gravity into a Martian orbit (the distance and time delay notwithstanding). Per my memory, the orbit of Mangalyaan did not involve the sharp turns seen above with chandrayaan j...
by SriKumar
25 Aug 2019 20:53
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220847

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

He was spotted and then directly given the CMship of Gujrat in 2001, without any prior experience in holding a public office. He may not have held any public office, but there was a reason that he was brought in as the CM of Gujarat. He was deeply familiar with both the party and the administration...
by SriKumar
25 Aug 2019 20:51
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220847

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

vimal wrote:Yes Modi was not paradropped into a position of power like Amul baby!
Please dont waste my time with your sarcasm and a pointless one-liner.
by SriKumar
25 Aug 2019 19:22
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1
Replies: 1989
Views: 220847

Re: 2019 Strategic and Political Analysis-1

Something that always lurks in my mind is how does evil manifests and lives longer than virtue in Kaliyug. And now look these achievers and true servants of Bharat, all gone. May parmatama give long and healthy life to Namo, Amit Shah and all the junior leaders! There's got to be a better way to se...
by SriKumar
22 Aug 2019 06:56
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

By dopppler shift measurement. It is an involved theory. At least l can't explain in simple terms. Let me give it a shot. It is probably more layman than what you considered layman. 1. By measuring the strength of the reflected radar signals, one can accurately determine the position of an object r...
by SriKumar
07 Aug 2019 05:09
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65479

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

The MP from Ladhakh is something. He had his notes but spoke totally ex tempore and referred to them only occasionally, to look at points. All his speech came from straight from his head. And when was the last time one heard this line from anybody in KAshmir- Hum bharat ka atoot ang ban na chahte ha...
by SriKumar
07 Aug 2019 04:40
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: RIP - Sushma Swaraj ji
Replies: 54
Views: 3347

Re: RIP - Sushma Swaraj ji

Wasn't she the inventor of the term Terminological Inexactitude to describe Paklies? Priceless! THere's an even more accurate terminology that was used to describe Pakistan. It was used in the UN by her staff when she was the MEA. "Pakistan is Terroristan". Way to call a spade a spade. (h...
by SriKumar
06 Aug 2019 07:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories
Replies: 632
Views: 65479

Re: Articles 370 and 35A Repealed, J&K and Ladakh to be Separate Union Territories

Will there be a court challenge? https://indconlawphil.wordpress.com/2019/08/05/the-article-370-amendments-key-legal-issues/ Familiar people already planning legal challenge. But for once, I have full faith in courts and the process that shall examine all angles, listen to all sides, take considere...
by SriKumar
06 Aug 2019 06:57
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581120

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

This music video is very much related to the thread. The movie is called 'Kashmir ki Kali' ( there you go). It was shot on Dal Lake, Srinagar (J&K). ...agree the relevance is a bit iffy on the 'news' part, but hey, on a day like today, anything KAshmiri is newsworthy. :D :D
by SriKumar
06 Aug 2019 05:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581120

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

A few things that changed: - LOC will become IB and an attack on A border post can be retaliated anywhere in the 1000s of miles of IB I dont think so.....LOC becoming IB implies India giving up claim to POK, which aint happening under Modi. As for retaliation at other spots, a Congress Party man di...
by SriKumar
05 Aug 2019 04:11
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581120

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

tongues wagging, speculations mount , as per insiders tomorrow is moment of truth! here is coupta ji analysing why suddent move on JK, scary to say the least ! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4NLgx7r9zQ Inline with what I had written in my last post. He has put it better than I had. 2. India will ...
by SriKumar
03 Aug 2019 19:36
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 3305
Views: 581120

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Wow! Things are fast moving... 1) NIT closed 2) gov polytech college Sri nagar closed. 3) control room for hospital setup in kupwara 4) UK issue travel advice against stay in J&K 5) kishtwar-machail-yatra-suspended 6) IAF will airlift Pilgrims Bolded part is interesting. It suggests casualities...
by SriKumar
03 Aug 2019 09:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Chandrayan-2 Mission
Replies: 1986
Views: 214849

Re: Chandrayan-2 Mission

A couple of general comments: 1 Agree that discussing ISRO's limitations is not the same as whining or criticising. THe discussion should go beyond (i) ISRO operate on a shoestring budget and have delivered greatly for a poor country, so what's your issue, or (ii) ISRO got no support from superpower...
by SriKumar
20 Jul 2019 08:05
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Tradition, Culture, Religion & Law in Indian Society
Replies: 424
Views: 27476

Re: Tradition, Culture, Religion & Law in Indian Society

Hope you saw post [12]. God isn't regarded as an "outside agent," rather, God is the supreme enabler of our desires, intimately an "insider," being every single subatomic particle, every photon, every field or force. The supreme can be regarded in one sense as the apex of evolut...

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