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by rachel
14 Nov 2008 23:27
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 310063

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

Talk about a perfect mission.. every detail gone according to plan. All that remains is to switch on the remaining nine instruments on the probe, and start collecting data!

And all this on the very first try!

The word 'Proud' does not seem enough to express the feelings.
by rachel
13 Nov 2008 05:32
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 287760

Re: Indian Roads Thread

Please, stick to the thread topic.
by rachel
11 Nov 2008 21:41
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 310063

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

So just one more firing?
by rachel
11 Nov 2008 19:51
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 310063

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

So today is Tuesday.. two more firings over the next two days to bring it down to 100km circular...so by Thursday it is in 100km circular orbit... then probe dropped on Friday (or possibly Saturday).

Xciting stuff!
by rachel
11 Nov 2008 03:01
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 310063

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

So it looks like Chandrayaan will achieve its circular 100km orbit by Tuesday evening...I had earlier been under the impression that the final orbit and release of the probe will both take place on the 15th (Saturday). Looks like they're speedig things up... final orbit by Tuesday, then MIP release ...
by rachel
10 Nov 2008 10:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Roads Thread
Replies: 2950
Views: 287760

Re: Indian Roads Thread

India has missed the boat on building expressways. The BJP govt had achieved rapid progress, then this cr))ppy Islamist regime came into power and it all slowed to a crawl. It slowed to a crawl even tho the BJP-induced economic boom continued.. now the world is plunging into recession and it is too ...
by rachel
08 Nov 2008 23:46
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 310063

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

GREAT achievement, I am so proud! Umm, stupid question here: will Chandrayaan return to Earth after two years, splash down in the ocean, and be recovered? Or will it just orbit for two years, taking pics and beaming them back.. and then crash into the moon? Sorry for the dumb question, I just dont k...
by rachel
03 Nov 2008 01:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 310063

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

The Chinese should stick to what they do best, ie: making lead painted toys, posionous milk, photoshopped fake launches, and spreading disease (SARS) throughout the world.

It seems to me that that nation does nothing but spew poisons of various types throughout the world.
by rachel
03 Nov 2008 01:39
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Chandrayan-1 moon mission
Replies: 1807
Views: 310063

Re: Chandrayan-1 mission launched succesfully

The Chinese should stick to what they do best, ie: making lead painted toys, posionous milk, photoshopped fake launches, and spreading disease (SARS) throughout the world.

It seems to me that that nation does nothing but spew poisons of various types throughout the world.
by rachel
09 Oct 2008 08:05
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405343

Re: Indian Autos Thread

OT.
please post in a more relevant thread.
by rachel
09 Oct 2008 00:29
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: A Nation on the March
Replies: 780
Views: 188779

Re: A Nation on the March

http://www.narendramodi.in/ Finally, a neta has decided to go straight to the people even when elections aren't hovering round the corner. The man's asking for ideas, volunteers and the like. And is distributing his POV and achievements, which the vested medis has an interest in burying, straight t...
by rachel
09 Oct 2008 00:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405343

Re: Indian Autos Thread

[ Vina Guru had earlier called KA and TN to band together and wage a 'war' to grab the nano project. It looks like one side in this war employed Chankiyan strategy and tactics and won the war. It goes to show that those evil yindoos who follow the wisdom of their ancients win in this world. Those w...
by rachel
09 Oct 2008 00:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405343

Ma Durga has punished Bengal for their evil ways

this post has been reported with the following wording : I am so happy that this has happened. W Bengal is backward because the state has turned its back on Hindu values. The W Bengal Communist govt may have wanted this project today, but it has spent the last several decades promoting strikes, lab...
by rachel
09 Sep 2008 03:25
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 359370

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion - 23 April 2008

Karan_mc, I'm quite aware of Mk3 with 4 tonnes capacity. China and Japan may be up to 6-8 tonnes capacity by the time we get Mk3 up. China and Japan are today at 4.4 tonnes, doesnt mean they will conveniently stay at 4.4 and wait for us to catch up. I think it's important that we should catch up if ...
by rachel
08 Sep 2008 07:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 359370

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion - 23 April 2008

Arun S, I too had reservations about a moon mission, and it had nothing to do with self-confidence or dhimmitude. I simply believed (and still do) that from a practical point of view, other space priorities are more important...namely: 1. our INSATs have a maximum of about 24 Ku transponders (or les...
by rachel
01 Sep 2008 09:03
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 359370

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion - 23 April 2008

The I2K bus is quite successful, being the basis of EADS HYLAS and W2M.
by rachel
24 Aug 2008 07:38
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 37341

don't rule out Mirage 2000s, Qatari or otherwise

One thing about the M 2000 is that it can be upgraded to a very very high standard. The French Air Force itself has NO plans to replace Mirage 2000s and create an all-Rafale force anytime soon: the French punch will be a combo of Rafales and M2000s for some time to come. A highly upgraded M2000-5 or...
by rachel
22 Aug 2008 05:14
Forum: Military Issues Archive
Topic: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??
Replies: 159
Views: 37341

Re: Is it too early to end Jaguar Production line??

If the purpose of MRCA is to replace Jags plus Mig29s plus M2000s, we are talking maybe a total requirement of 250 planes... and the number ordered is only 125. And they'll take a long time to get here. If the purpose of LCA is to replace Mig 21s, then we are talking about about 250 as well... repla...
by rachel
16 Aug 2008 09:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 23740

Re: Indian Military Aviation

http://www.india-defence.com/reports-3963 Mig21FLs havent been phased out yet? The above article seems to indicate that before these MKIs, we had only 36 Mig 21FLs and 18 Mig27s permanently stationed to counter China. Two squadrons of MKI are coming ie about 36 planes? So does this imply a possible ...
by rachel
03 Aug 2008 05:29
Forum: Nuclear Issues Archive
Topic: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008
Replies: 1854
Views: 125613

Re: India Nuclear News and Discussion 23 July 2008

Please forgive my ignorance on this topic,but there is a very fundamental issue about this that is unclear to me. If this agreement goes all the way thru NSG and US Congress, does that mean a. inspections start immediately or b. inspections start ONLY if and when we actually buy some reactors and/or...
by rachel
19 Jul 2008 07:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845018

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Igorr, to clarify, there are no good options. All are terrible, BUT If China does manage to get sophisticated mil tech, I prefer they get it circuitously thru Pakistan, whether French equipment or other, versus directly thru Russia. This is for many reasons. Pakistan finds it harder to master the te...
by rachel
18 Jul 2008 01:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845018

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Igorr, two reasons why: 1. France is lobbying EU to remove restrictions on CHna sales, true enough, but just the fact that they have to lobby the EU puts them ahead in my view. Russia is not part of EU and when they want to sell, they sell...they dont need any EU permission. Altho both Russia and Fr...
by rachel
17 Jul 2008 20:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845018

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Guess I was wrong then about Su35, thx guys. I dont like dealing with the Russians cuz I was under the impression that SU30MKI would be the most advanced Su27/30-series aircraft... and now the've developed Su35 .. which may be better... and they may go sell it to China. Better to deal with a country...
by rachel
17 Jul 2008 10:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845018

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

I have an idea. AFAIK, we have produced only half the MKIs that we will evetually be producing. Why not buy/produce 126 SU-35s instead of the remaining MKIs (also in lieu of Mig-35 MMRCA), on a quasi-MMRCA contract?? The maintenance, production lines shouldnt differ much from that of the MKIs. Also...
by rachel
17 Jul 2008 10:54
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Su-30: News and Discussion
Replies: 3957
Views: 845018

Re: Su-30: News and Discussion

Only way to deal with Russians (and all others as well) wrt TOT and avoiding extortion is to insist that on any deal, some critical component of some Russian or other system, a system which is critical to their armed forces and they cannot do without, MUST be manufactured completely and solely in In...
by rachel
13 Jul 2008 20:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 359370

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion - 23 April 2008

WHY is India's satellite revenues so low? Low volume of orders combined with highly deflated charges compared with competitors mean less total revenues. Looking at that chart again, I see Russia has a huge number of launches and satellites, but quite low revenues. Thinking about it further, I think...
by rachel
13 Jul 2008 08:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 359370

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion - 23 April 2008

WHY is India's satellite revenues so low? Low volume of orders combined with highly deflated charges compared with competitors mean less total revenues. I wonder if the charges being low are just because we can do more for less, or because rates being kept artifically low for domestic users (ie sub...
by rachel
13 Jul 2008 06:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 359370

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion - 23 April 2008

India has to get to 50 sattelites launches a year with about 1 Billion $ in civilian revenues to become any sort of player of significance in the world space market. WHY is India's satellite revenues so low? EVen South Korea, Canada, and Brazil have much higher revenues. WHy? Our number of sats and...
by rachel
07 Jul 2008 21:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 359370

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion - 23 April 2008

I'd like to know which four satellites specifically that Unkil will get ISRO to launch.
by rachel
03 Jul 2008 19:40
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Space Program Discussion
Replies: 479
Views: 359370

Re: Indian Space Program Discussion - 23 April 2008

Though this may not strictly belong here, it is better to be aware of where China is going China has made a breakthrough in developing its next generation of space-launch vehicle Long March V With four boosters, the 59.5-meter-high environmentally friendly rocket's launching weight would reach 643 ...
by rachel
27 Jun 2008 19:39
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Military Aviation
Replies: 518
Views: 527525

Re: Indian Military Aviation

BAE Systems wants more for its 57 Hawks Quote: A former HAL official, who was part of the team that negotiated the earlier deal, said the manufacturers have jacked up the price since they know that we need the plane.... Rising inflation across the world has hit the Indian Armed Forces, with British...
by rachel
23 Jun 2008 18:53
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405343

Re: Indian Autos Thread

Lacking any small cars, Chrysler has a crazy plan/ agreement with China's Chery to import their small cars...into America! Nutcases grabbing at straws ... In North America, the Big Three are shutting down pickup and SUV production at record rates. The NY Times reported that this creates a HUGE bind ...
by rachel
17 Jun 2008 19:26
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405343

Re: Indian Autos Thread

What I wish is that India could export lots of these e-bikes to Europe and even North America. Here in Canada, there is tremendous interest in Italian 'Vespa' scooters, as an inexpensive less gas-guzzling run-around vehicel for the city, and they are talking about electric scooters as well. What I d...
by rachel
16 Jun 2008 19:12
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 147253

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

As with many items involving India vs China, this latest tidbit makes me ashamed. China has a higher per capita income than India, yet Chinese workers are willing to travel to Africa and India to do back-breaking manual labor... and by contrast, Indian workers (who cannot possibly have the excuse of...
by rachel
13 Jun 2008 00:48
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 147253

Re: Infrastructure News & Discussion

Yeah and I HATE the fact that Mumbai Metro has picked Chinese company for rail cars. DMRC has built fine railcars under license from Koreans ..why couldnt they design the Mumbai Metro to use those cars? I was hoping that just about every metro rail system in India would end up buying and using the c...
by rachel
27 May 2008 00:51
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Infrastructure News & Discussion
Replies: 707
Views: 147253

[quote="Vipul"] Low Speed please this is a Expressway. Even as the traffic regulatory authorities have been diligently trying to show some semblance of maintaining traffic on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, motorists seem to be running on their own whims and fancies. A half-day visit to the Ex...
by rachel
10 Apr 2008 00:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405343

Globe and Mail series on INDIA: Mahindra Tractors

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080408.wrtycoon_new5_0408/BNStory/Business/?query= The tractor maker who has John Deere on the run Anand Mahindra is one of the architects of a new empire rising in India. Meet him, and hear him speak, in the first of a four-part series this week ...
by rachel
09 Apr 2008 20:15
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405343

Well, it is Naidu who suggested the word 'hate'... and I do see a lot more anti-Jap feeling among the average Koreans than among us towards ..any of the many who oppress, rape, and enslaved us. Thanks for taking something totally out of context and turning it into a self-spiting screed. This is get...
by rachel
09 Apr 2008 06:56
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405343

Well, it is Naidu who suggested the word 'hate'... and I do see a lot more anti-Jap feeling among the average Koreans than among us towards ..any of the many who oppress, rape, and enslaved us. Whether you want to label it as hatred or something else, can anyone seriously doubt that they have a cert...
by rachel
09 Apr 2008 00:19
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread
Replies: 3784
Views: 405343

rachel wrote: we dont have the pride to 'hold our noses' or manifest that level of hatred towards our oppressors. Other than increasing your bile circulation, what else do you think your "hatred towards the oppressors" will get you? Is hating really more important than getting ahead in th...

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