Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

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Re: Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby JayS » 01 Mar 2019 17:01

We should see more ELNIT sats being launched in future.

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Postby Amber G. » 03 Mar 2019 00:52

Meanwhile a message from Mangalyaaan ...
ISRO's Mars Orbiter - Verified account - @MarsOrbiter

We are proud of you #WingCommandarAbhinandan.

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Postby jaysimha » 06 Mar 2019 12:00

http://ceos.org/meetings/wgcapd-8/

WGCapD-8
Event Dates: March 6th - 9th, 2019

The 8th Meeting of the CEOS Working Group on Capacity Building & Data Democracy

Hosted by: Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS, ISRO)

Location: Dehradun, India.

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Postby Vips » 16 Mar 2019 01:56

Isro set for next PSLV-C45 launch on April 1.

Isro is now set for the launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV)-C45 on April 1. This PSLV will be Isro’s first three-orbit mission that will launch satellites in three different orbits. It is set to launch the advanced electronic intelligence satellite EMISAT with 28 commercial satellites. Earlier it was planned for launch on March 21.

On the reason for delay of PSLV-C45 launch, Isro chairman K Sivan told TOI on March 4 that it is based on internal system readiness and other
technical factors. “This PSLV-C45 is the first three-orbit mission of ISRO and the first to use solar panel in rocket fourth stage (PS4). Aim is to
ensure system readiness for a perfect launch, so the delay. Now the launch is set for April 1,” Sivan said. Second moon mission Chandrayaan-2
on board GSLV-MK III rocket is planned for launch by April end, he said.

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) director S Somanath also confirmed that the next PSLV-C45 launch is slated for April 1. The delay forms part of system readiness and internal checks, he said.

“So far, PSLV launched satellites in two different orbits. This PSLV will be a special launch as it will launch satellites in three different orbits. After launch of electronic intelligence satellite EMISAT into orbit at 780 km, it will inject 28 guest satellites into orbit at 504 km. Then rocket fourth stage (PS4) instead of burning out, will automatically reorient itself to establish an orbital platform at 485 km orbit to carry out scientific experiments,” Somanath told TOI. It will have a small satellite developed by Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) to carry out scientific experiments on micro-gravity and will be in orbit for six months.

Following that, PSLV-C46 is set to launch earth observation satellite Cartosat-3 and PSLV-C47 mission for launch of RISAT 2BR 1, a Radar Imaging Satellite for reconnaissance and strategic surveillance. Dates for these launches are yet to be finalised. Normally, PSLV is a four-stage launch vehicle with alternating solid and liquid stages. This PSLV-C45 mission is unique as it is the first PSLV fourth stage that uses solar panels for required thrust, he said.

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Postby Prem Kumar » 16 Mar 2019 12:48

Pardon my ignorance, but I thought satellites, if they are launched at multiple orbits, would be launched at increasing altitudes. But per the report above, the highest altitude launch happens first and the 3rd orbit is the lowest one.

Is this how it happens normally?

P.S. Great to know the urgency given to reconnaissance, ELINT & Radar satellites. A big thanks to Modi, Doval!!

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Postby Vips » 16 Mar 2019 17:59

Don't forget the first payload on the SSLV in July are also two satellites for the Defense forces.

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Postby Barath » 16 Mar 2019 21:31

Prem Kumar wrote:Pardon my ignorance, but I thought satellites, if they are launched at multiple orbits, would be launched at increasing altitudes. But per the report above, the highest altitude launch happens first and the 3rd orbit is the lowest one.


I think it depends. PSLV 4th stage can be restarted and maneouvred. C40 mission had the 4th stage restarted to launch the microsatellites at lower altitudes. (presumaby direct injection)

https://www.isro.gov.in/sites/default/f ... ission.pdf

While PSLV C44 mission had the later stage separated at higher altitude.
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/01 ... rth-stage/

Few things considered in my unexpert opinion : Direct injection vs parking or transfer orbit.. ;use of satellite motor vs restarting 4th stage, use of highly elliptical orbits (different apogee,perigee), altitude of separation vs altitude of orbit (see also direct injection)

Satellite orbit can be raised over time (either by satellite engine itself or the 4th stage here) or moved from one orbit type to another or an the elliptical orbit circularized. (more commonly seen in geosynnchronous transfer orbit also in mangalyaan. lunar orbits).4th stage burns can be used for circularization as it does not take up satellite propellant (can also increases satellite life, based on design, as teh satellite has more propellant for manoeuvring and orbital boost) http://www.spaceflight101.net/pslv-c28- ... -dmc3.html

All the C45 satellite orbits are LEO, I assume that they would be going for direct injection ...Only one number given for the satellite orbit, rather than perigee/apogee, or altitude of release vs orbit. (of course this is WAG and confidence in reporting on basis of which this interpretation is done is unwarranted)

Also, the PSLV 4th stage is usually de-orbited...to reduce amount of space junk. Even satellites are suppose to be de-orbited (common for LEO) (or boosted high above GTO.

Probably someone more expert can also give inputs on this topic

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Postby Kakarat » 16 Mar 2019 22:46

Prem Kumar wrote:Pardon my ignorance, but I thought satellites, if they are launched at multiple orbits, would be launched at increasing altitudes. But per the report above, the highest altitude launch happens first and the 3rd orbit is the lowest one.

Is this how it happens normally?

P.S. Great to know the urgency given to reconnaissance, ELINT & Radar satellites. A big thanks to Modi, Doval!!


It depends on the primary payload. The Primary Payload is the topmost occupant and has to be released first then secondary payload is released and finally the PS-4 orbit.

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Postby jaysimha » 20 Mar 2019 10:39

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Colaba, Mumbai
ASET Colloquium
Speaker : Dr. Sreekumar P. (Director, Space Science Program Office, ISRO HQ)
Topic : ISRO’s Space Science Program – emerging opportunities
Day, Date & Time : Friday 22 March 2019 from 16:00 to 17:00
Place : room AG-66

http://indico.tifr.res.in/xml2pdfAPI/ex ... 2019102823

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Postby Vips » 23 Mar 2019 21:54

India to launch electronic intelligence satellite on April 1.

India on April 1 will launch an electronic intelligence satellite Emisat for the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) along with 28 third party satellites and also demonstrate its new technologies like three different orbits with a new variant of PSLV rocket, ISRO said on Saturday.

According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), a new variant of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket will first put the 436 kg Emisat into a 749 km orbit.

After that, the rocket will be brought down to put into orbit the 28 satellites at an altitude of 504 km.

This will be followed by bringing the rocket down further to 485 km when the fourth stage/engine will turn into a payload platform carrying three experimental payloads: (a) Automatic Identification System (AIS) from ISRO for Maritime satellite applications capturing messages transmitted from ships (b) Automatic Packet Repeating System (APRS) from AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation), India - to assist amateur radio operators in tracking and monitoring position data and (c) Advanced Retarding Potential Analyser for Ionospheric Studies (ARIS) from Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) - for the structural and compositional studies of ionosphere, the space agency said.

The whole flight sequence will take about 180 minutes from the rocket's lift off slated at 9.30 a.m. on April 1.

The 28 international customer satellites (24 from US, 2 from Lithuania and one each from Spain and Switzerland)- will weigh about 220 kg.

"It is a special mission for us. We will be using a PSLV rocket with four strap-on motors. Further, for the first time we will be trying to orbit the rocket at three different altitudes," ISRO Chairman K. Sivan had earlier told IANS.

The PSLV is a four-stage engine expendable rocket with alternating solid and liquid fuel.In its normal configuration, the rocket will have six strap-on motors hugging the rocket's first stage.

On January 24, the ISRO flew a PSLV with two strap-on motors while in March, it had four strap-on motors.The Indian space agency also has two more PSLV variants, viz Core Alone (without any strap-on motors) and the larger PSLV-XL.The ISRO selects the kind of rocket to be used based on the weight of satellites it carries.

The ISRO will also be launching two more defence satellites sometime in July or August with its new rocket Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV).

In January, the space agency launched a defence imaging satellite Microsat R for the DRDO.

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Postby Shankas » 24 Mar 2019 01:17

ISRO's EMISAT: Electronic Spy in Space

Very good information about EMISAT, Space-based SIGINT systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, dedicated SIGINT aircraft, and AEWCS.

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Postby arun » 24 Mar 2019 22:43

ISRO Release:

India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), in its 47th mission (PSLV-C45), will launch EMISAT, the primary satellite and 28 international customer satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 0930 Hrs on April 01, 2019, subject to weather conditions. ....................

From ISRO website here:

PSLV C45 / EMISAT Mission


Also see here:

PSLV C45 / EMISAT Mission Launch Kit


This is the first mission of the PSLV in which its PSLV-QL variant (4 XL Strap-on motors) is being flown.

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Postby disha » 25 Mar 2019 00:25

Shankas wrote:ISRO's EMISAT: Electronic Spy in Space

Very good information about EMISAT, Space-based SIGINT systems, unmanned aerial vehicles, dedicated SIGINT aircraft, and AEWCS.


Thanks Shankas. The above was a very informative article.

I think more schools and colleges should take up the course of Origami. It will help in designing very large unfurlable antennas!

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Postby Vips » 25 Mar 2019 02:41

Satellite that will sniff out enemy radars.

Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch an advanced electronic intelligence satellite EMISAT, developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), on April 1 that will be used to sniff out enemy radars and for collecting imagery and communication intelligence.
Former DRDO scientist Ravi Gupta told TOI the “military satellites like EMISAT have three key characteristics: help monitor the activities of
enemy radars and sensors deployed along the border; to know the exact topography of enemy areas; and communication intelligence to find out
how many communication devices are active in an area”.

The 436-kg DRDO satellite, which will be placed in the 763-km orbit, will help intelligence agencies keep an eagle’s eye on hostile countries like Pakistan.

The veteran scientist said security agencies “keep an eye on enemy weapons and assets through drones, aerostats or balloons that can peek deep into the enemy territory and electronic satellites. But they all have limitations. Drones can fly upto some hours and balloons can fly till helium gas lasts and satellites are not static. Therefore, launching a number of electronic satellites help in constant monitoring of enemy assets and their activities, and help tune in to enemy radars”.

He said the “electronic satellites also help security agencies know how many communication devices like cellphones are active in an area.” This is how NTRO through technical surveillance recently revealed that around 300 mobiles were active in the Jaish terror camp in Pakistan’s Balakot before the IAF bombing. These electronic satellites can also decode the conversation between users of communication devices if the satellite is very advanced. However, the procedure to decode message is complex. Before Emisat, Isro had launched another DRDO satellite Microsat R on January 24, which can capture images at night.

Isro will launch EMISAT along with 28 foreign satellites, including those from the US, Lithuania, Spain and Switzerland, and three experimental payloads, including that of Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) for conducting microgravity tests in space.

The 9.30 am launch of PSLV-C45 on April 1 is unique as it will release payloads in three orbits. The rocket will first release EMISAT at 763km, thereafter it will be brought down to put 28 foreign satellites in 504km and finally the last rocket stage PS4 will reach 485km orbit where it will double up as an experimental platform. The PS4 will host three payloads— automatic identification system from Isro, automatic packet repeating system from AMSAT (Radio Amateur Satellite Corporation) and advanced retarding potential analyzer for ionospheric studies (ARIS) from IIST. The experimental payloads attached to the PS4 will help conduct varou sapce experiments.

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Postby Indranil » 25 Mar 2019 07:37

Love the flexibility of PSLV: CA, DL, QL, XL versions. Wonder if an OL version is also possible.
- S139 with 8 strapons
- 42.5 Ton second stage powered by HTVE
- a larger third stage with a diameter enlarged from the current 2 mtrs.
- standard 4th stage

Such a version was talked about around 2007. It was called the HP-version (with 6 strapons) with the capability to launch 2Tons to SSO. But it may have been buried!

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Postby Kakarat » 28 Mar 2019 16:11

https://twitter.com/isro/status/1111164632582885377

#PSLVC45 has moved to the 'umbilical tower' today at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. Electrical checks are on now ahead of scheduled launch with #EMISAT & 28 foreign satellites on board, on April 1 at 09:30 am (IST).


Planning to go for this launch, it depends on the availability of my friend. If I go then I will get some exclusive shots, from my visit for the GSLV MkII I found the best spot for viewing the launch from second launch pad

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Postby Kakarat » 29 Mar 2019 11:21

ISRO-Launch View Gallery

Space has revolutionized the life of human being by bringing variety of applications to the door step of every common man. It has kindled a natural curiosity and ever increasing interest in every individual, towards the Indian Space Program.

In order to spread awareness about the benefits of space technology, ISRO is carrying out number of outreach activities. These activities are designed to address the people of every strata of our society. In addition, ISRO also accommodates a limited number of visitors to witness launch from the space port of India, which is insignificant compared to the demand today. In order to cater this ever increasing demand for witnessing rocket launches, ISRO has come out with a visitor’s gallery at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

In the first phase, 5,000 capacity Launch Viewing Gallery is constructed in the form of a stadium, and placed at an appropriate location with clear line of sight to the two launch pads of the Sriharikota Range. This facility is going to be inaugurated on 31st March 2019 by Chairman, ISRO. The visitors can view launch from this gallery in real time with naked eyes. Large screens are also placed to visually explain the various intricacies of launcher and satellites. In addition, pre and post launch activities will be telecasted and explained through these screens to the viewers.


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SPACE THEME PARK, SRIHARIKOTA - Registration

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Postby Prem Kumar » 29 Mar 2019 11:32

Wow - just wow!!

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Postby Singha » 29 Mar 2019 11:34

they could make a tidy sum renting out returnable binoculars also, and some premium perches for DSLR types willing to pay the premium for it.
very nice plan. a space museum like cape canaveral could be in place with horizontal and vertical displays of the real stuff, astronaut training , capsules etc etc..... gradually add in other agencies like NAL, DRDO to contribute their own stuff and make it the air n space museum of india.
simulator rides on a paid basis. 3D combat simulations in 10-seat simulators. food n beverages . 4K HD onboard video in IMAX theater :twisted:

actually they should set this up in chennai or blr - maybe in both - will attract massive domestic tourist footfalls.

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Postby Karthik S » 29 Mar 2019 11:35

More than that, it will attract young people to take up this profession.

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Postby Prasad » 29 Mar 2019 11:40

TFTA ISRO museum, IMAX 4d theatre, pictures of kids with space related background. 25% reserved free seats for kids pulled from a lottery etc etc(they already host busloads of kids throughout the year anyway). An A grade souvenir shop. Tons of things they could do.

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Postby wasu » 29 Mar 2019 11:41

GD, theme park and Museum happening too. Check the link.

A Space Theme Park is being realized at SDSC SHAR to enable the citizens of this nation to witness the launches taking place from the space port of India. It includes
Rocket Garden
All the 1:1 ratio of beautiful ISRO launch vehicles - Sounding Rocket, SLV, ASLV, PSLV, GSLV, Mk-III will be realised with a provision to go inside. Lawns will be developed along with photo points. Fountain will be realised at the middle of the rocket garden.

Launch View Gallery
The Space Port of India, naturally attracts the visitors to witness the launch activities and cheer for the pride of our Nation. At present, there are no appropriate facilities for accommodating more number of visitors to view the launch at Sriharikota. This would allow thousands of viewers to witness the launch.

Space Museum
Space Museum provides a tell-tale account of the Indian Space Programme from its infancy. The story of the Indian Space Programme is unfurled in six sections, comprising of history, education, technology, applications, global and the future.

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Postby Prem Kumar » 29 Mar 2019 11:44

Going by the DefExpo crowd that I saw in Chennai & the general level of curiosity of students in space, the demand for this will be phenomenal. I will gladly pay to go & watch.

Imagine the museum having student satellite mock-ups. If kids go on a school-trip, everyone will want to build a satellite!

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Postby jaysimha » 29 Mar 2019 11:51

SPACE THEME PARK, SRIHARIKOTA Inauguration by Chairman, ISRO on 31/03/2019 to enable a large number of citizens to witness the Launch.
A Space Theme Park is being realized at SDSC SHAR to enable the citizens of this nation to witness the launches taking place from the space port of India. BRFites need to register before visiting
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https://www.shar.gov.in/VSCREGISTRATION/index.jsp
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Postby Kakarat » 29 Mar 2019 11:54

I checked as much as i could and it seems there is no fee. I think its free on first come first serve basis registration

I am trying to find if they allow cameras and tripod

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Postby Neela » 29 Mar 2019 12:21

India's successful missile test will improve its bargaining position: Saurav Jha
Listen to Saurav on ABC radio.

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PS : I wish he had highlighted the accuracy.

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Postby Kakarat » 30 Mar 2019 20:57

Has anyone registered for visiting SHAR from Chennai?

If needed i can help with directions

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Postby Singha » 30 Mar 2019 21:27

good video explaining all the satellites to be launched tomorrow

https://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c45-emisat ... eo-english

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Postby Varoon Shekhar » 30 Mar 2019 22:36

^
In the launch preview, they seem to be downplaying the three orbit concept, they distinctly mention only two, then refer to the PSLV 4th stage more obliquely. Is the 3 orbit mission still on?

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Postby vasu raya » 30 Mar 2019 23:03

With the PSLV 4th stages receiving the Prithvi status, they should be doing docking studies between the PSLV 4th stages, and MARV as well

maybe see if they can connect to the GSAT-6A capsule ...

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Postby prasannasimha » 30 Mar 2019 23:23

Varoon Shekhar wrote:^
In the launch preview, they seem to be downplaying the three orbit concept, they distinctly mention only two, then refer to the PSLV 4th stage more obliquely. Is the 3 orbit mission still on?

I think you need to review the video again. It clearly mentions what the PSLV 4th stage is going to do

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Postby Varoon Shekhar » 31 Mar 2019 00:54

prasannasimha wrote:
Varoon Shekhar wrote:^
Is the 3 orbit mission still on?

I think you need to review the video again. It clearly mentions what the PSLV 4th stage is going to do


I did, you're right, it does mention the intended orbit of the fourth stage. I guess I was looking for an explicit statement in the opening lines about 3 distinct orbits. But I get it!

Usually, all PSLV launches are from the first launch pad. Is there any particular reason why this one is from the second? The second pad is almost always reserved for GSLV Mark 2 or GSLV Mark 3.

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Postby Nick_S » 31 Mar 2019 06:02

An evening in Sriharikota! All set for the launch of #PSLVC45 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on April 1 at 09:30 am (IST). On board #EMISAT & 28 foreign satellites. Our updates will continue.


https://twitter.com/isro/status/1112001876990423041

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Postby Mort Walker » 31 Mar 2019 06:47

Singha wrote:they could make a tidy sum renting out returnable binoculars also, and some premium perches for DSLR types willing to pay the premium for it.
very nice plan. a space museum like cape canaveral could be in place with horizontal and vertical displays of the real stuff, astronaut training , capsules etc etc..... gradually add in other agencies like NAL, DRDO to contribute their own stuff and make it the air n space museum of india.
simulator rides on a paid basis. 3D combat simulations in 10-seat simulators. food n beverages . 4K HD onboard video in IMAX theater :twisted:

actually they should set this up in chennai or blr - maybe in both - will attract massive domestic tourist footfalls.


They should charge a good sum like Rs. 250 per person which I think that is now the fee for Indian nationals at Taj Mahal. School groups would get massive discounts. Allow choice locations for those who want to bring their 400mm f/4 lens.

At the least, shut down that stupid Wagah border circus and divert those funds for this park. I would rather see lots nationalist hootin-and-hollerin jingos at ISRO launches. That Punjabi music cranked up would be a good match for a GSLV launch!

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Postby RonyKJ » 01 Apr 2019 00:39

I had been hoping and suggesting to ISRO officials over 10 years ago to develop the infrastructure for tourists at Sriharikota. I am glad this is happening.
It would be great to have a civilian airport as well near Sullurpeta.

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Postby Mollick.R » 01 Apr 2019 09:37

3 mins to lift afff

Live telecast on LSTV
Dishtv ch.no 695.

After ejection of EMISAT live telecast will go off air. It will start again at 1110 hrs. Next sat ejection is at 1115 hrs.
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Postby Mollick.R » 01 Apr 2019 09:39

Lift off narmaal

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Postby RonyKJ » 01 Apr 2019 09:40

PSLC C45 launched

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Postby gunnvant » 01 Apr 2019 09:46

Performance Naarmal!!!!

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Postby Mollick.R » 01 Apr 2019 09:57

EMISAT launched successfully.


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