Indian Space Program: News & Discussion - Sept 2016

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby uddu » 05 May 2017 16:58

:(( Missing persons. Murugeswari is missing from 2015

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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PTI video just got deleted

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Misra » 05 May 2017 17:05

doubt it was the real Press Trust of India--take a look at their other videos :mrgreen:

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby arshyam » 05 May 2017 17:07

It's done, people.

India launches South Asia Satellite - The Hindu, updated 4 mins ago.
India has launched its GSAT-9, the South Asia Communication Satellite, from Sriharikota launch centre in coastal Andhra Pradesh on Friday evening.

A 28-hour countdown began for the launch of the GSLV mission at 12.57 p.m. on Thursday, along with other pre-launch activities, Indian Space Research Organisation said.

The rocket, labelled GSLV F09, is slated to put the 2,230-kg South Asia Satellite or GSAT-9 into space.

The communication spacecraft to carry 12 Ku-band transponders that can drive telecommunication, disaster management, broadcasting and direct to home TV, Internet activities, tele-education and telemedicine across the region.

First announced by the Prime Minister in July 2014 as a gift to India's neighbours and a positive diplomatic gesture, it was then conceived as SAARC satellite. After Pakistan declined to participate, it includes the rest of South Asian neighbours: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, The Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka.

The Indian government bears the satellite cost of ₹235 crore and a roughly equivalent cost of launching it on the GSLV rocket to a distance about 36,000 km in space.

This will be the fourth successive GSLV flight powered by the indigenous cryogenic stage, which ISRO developed over two decades.

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby arshyam » 05 May 2017 17:11

ISRO's site seems to be down :(( :((

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Misra » 05 May 2017 17:12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3rolabKU9w

pallava bagla whining about why ISRO/PMO/Foreign affairs officials have been opaque about the launch this time...

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Misra » 05 May 2017 17:16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uP0ZUZ5hO0

video of launch just posted by space enthusiast

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby arshyam » 05 May 2017 17:17

From the man himself:

Narendra Modi‏Verified account @narendramodi 60s60 seconds ago

I congratulate the team of scientists who worked hard for the successful launch of South Asia Satellite. We are very proud of them. @isro
29 replies 165 retweets 473 likes

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby arun » 05 May 2017 17:18

Misra wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3rolabKU9w

pallava bagla whining about why ISRO/PMO/Foreign affairs officials have been opaque about the launch this time...


If whining, then entirely justified. GSLV launches have been relayed live in the past. The lack of countdown progress report on website, lack of launch brochure on website, lack of live telecast etc is grossly stupid. This launch after all has a huge publicity element attachment.

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Misra » 05 May 2017 17:20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIIElIDrreo

another video of launch

edit: same as ANI's posted just before

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby arun » 05 May 2017 17:23

arshyam wrote:From the man himself:

Narendra Modi‏Verified account @narendramodi 60s60 seconds ago

I congratulate the team of scientists who worked hard for the successful launch of South Asia Satellite. We are very proud of them. @isro
29 replies 165 retweets 473 likes


But clearly our Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not proud enough to ensure that ISRO, which if memory serves is controlled by his office ie PMO, stuck to carrying out the usual information sharing such as posting brochure, countdown updates, live telecast etc. I look forward to the opposition parties like the Congress, SP, BJD, DMK, AGP, Communists etc. taking our Prime Minister to task on this fearful diffidence which has resulted in diluting this Indian taxpayer funded effort to curry favour in the South Asian region.

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Misra » 05 May 2017 17:34

notwithstanding your understandable disappointment i'm somewhat delighted that the first official word on the SAARC satellite launch has come from the Indian PM himself--seems to me that it was his suggestion/vision to set this kind of space diplomacy into motion in the first place

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby sudhan » 05 May 2017 17:38

No live telecast means we miss the SDRE countdown and running commentary..??

"THREEee, TOOOoo, WONNN.. + WONN, + TOOOoo....."

"Parfarmans naarmal" :mrgreen:


GSLV Mk2 becomes the next PSLV.. future successful launches are to be strictly met with yawn and a 'meh.. whats new'

Keep hitting them outta the park ISRO! :twisted:

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Gagan » 05 May 2017 17:46

NASA is so confident of GSLV's success, that they published an article yesterdin, saying that the GSLV had launched the South Asia satellite.
Please note the date and time of the article onlee:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/05 ... -9-launch/

India’s GLSV rocket launches GSAT-9
May 4, 2017 by William Graham
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India launched its GSAT-9 communications satellite via a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket Friday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launch is aimed at supporting international partnerships in South Asia. The launch, which wasn’t shown live by ISRO, occurred at 16:57 local time (11:27 UTC).

GSAT-9, also known as the South Asia Satellite, is a Ku-band broadcasting and telecommunications spacecraft which India has developed to provide services to members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Mort Walker » 05 May 2017 17:51

Congratulations ISRO!

What was the cost of this SAS and of the actual launch?

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Gagan » 05 May 2017 17:52

Intestering link from Hindustan Times:
Chronicles tweets by PM Modi with regards to the launch

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-new ... HgjVK.html

Narendra Modi ✔ @narendramodi

All the leaders will take part & address the programme via video conferencing at 5.30 PM this evening.

Narendra Modi ✔ @narendramodi

Successful launch of South Asian Satellite is a historic moment. It opens up new horizons of engagement.

Narendra Modi ✔ @narendramodi

I congratulate the team of scientists who worked hard for the successful launch of South Asia Satellite. We are very proud of them. @isro

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Gagan » 05 May 2017 17:56

Apologise for posting an NDTV link. Sorry
GSLV-F09 / GSAT-9 South Asia Satellite Launched Successfully

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3rolabKU9w

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Gagan » 05 May 2017 17:58

Indeed Naughty Boy is becoming a Good Boy

All thanks to the grooming and TLC by ISRO team
Congratulations ISRO

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Gagan » 05 May 2017 18:08

PM to address live in the link above

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby naruto » 05 May 2017 18:18

Before PM spoke, ISRO chairman briefed about the launch during which they showed​ a short video of the launch. Satellite ejecting from the bus is shown.

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby SriKumar » 05 May 2017 18:21

Gagan wrote:Indeed Naughty Boy is becoming a Good Boy
Indeed, for a few seconds I was wondering what you were talking about. Then I recalled all the issues with prior GSLVs...years went by. Dont want to jinx it but I have come to expect 'parfarmans naamal' from GSLVs now. Seems like their root cause process is robust now.

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby vasu raya » 05 May 2017 18:22

Congrats ISRO! waiting for a nice briefing to the media

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Gagan » 05 May 2017 18:26

The netas of the South Asian Countries are holding a mini summit live on TV :lol:
400% lecture bazi going on.

Congrats to ISRO and GoI

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Gagan » 05 May 2017 18:29

SriKumar wrote:
Gagan wrote:Indeed Naughty Boy is becoming a Good Boy
Indeed, for a few seconds I was wondering what you were talking about. Then I recalled all the issues with prior GSLVs...years went by. Dont want to jinx it but I have come to expect 'parfarmans naamal' from GSLVs now. Seems like their root cause process is robust now.

Yes,
Hoping that GSLV Mk3 behaves itself well, and does not do any naughty things.

Now, ISRO has high altitude testing facilities and its Cryo has been well tested.

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Rishi_Tri » 05 May 2017 18:30

GSLV becomes the next PSLV. Wonder what shall happen to it?

Anyway, congrats to all. DD had begun playing images around 5:20 pm. Guess the launch was kept so as our mandarins wanted to play the first visuals in front of videshi netas, which Mr Kiran Kumar did.

Now wait for GSLV MkIII.

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby shravanp » 05 May 2017 18:35

Hardik Abhinandan to ISRO scientists! Fantastic job. I am not complaining about opaqueness probably it was required for reasons known best to them. Totally understandable. As long as we get to see the video later :D.

@Gagan: Thanks for the vid.

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby vasu raya » 05 May 2017 18:36

Next thing would be a nuke Umbrella for SAARC...to stop Chinese preying of territory and also remove Indo-TSP equal-equal

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby shravanp » 05 May 2017 18:39

Gagan wrote:The netas of the South Asian Countries are holding a mini summit live on TV :lol:
400% lecture bazi going on.

Congrats to ISRO and GoI



but saar, it feels good to see India take the lead of hosting this event, and all saarc nations acknowledging it. With Modi being proactive about SAARC, it feels alive and kicking. Under UPA regime, it was "SAARC..who?"

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Narad » 05 May 2017 18:42

arun wrote:This launch after all has a huge publicity element attachment.

I believe that may be the reason govt did not went for the live telecast. Although the possibility is very remote, Imagine the horrific PR it would have generated if it would have ended like GSLV F02.

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby uddu » 05 May 2017 18:44

Its not the failure, but the Psuedo morons in the media must have given a lot of coverage to Pakistan....Pakistan..so by shutting it out, they also ensure that none unnecessarily got any specific coverage piggybacking on India's launch.

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby prasannasimha » 05 May 2017 18:46

^^ The brochure was there as a flip book

http://www.isro.gov.in/gslv-f09-gsat-9/gslv-f09-brochure

I had downloaded it.
Lots of rhona dhona but it is there :rotfl:

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Singha » 05 May 2017 18:56

Nukular and conventional security treaty incase of attack by 3rd parties like usa japan/soko has will be a good start

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby Varoon Shekhar » 05 May 2017 18:57

The brochure came up late, though probably for good reasons,including the desire not to aggressively publicise the launch.

Anyone know about these plasma thrusters on the GSLV? Are they all indigenous? In the GSLV D-3( the one that failed with the Indian CUS, on April 15/2010) of the four plasma thrusters on board, two were Indian, two were Russian supplied. What is the situation this time around?

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby prasannasimha » 05 May 2017 18:58

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby SSSalvi » 05 May 2017 19:06

Gagan wrote:NASA is so confident of GSLV's success, that they published an article yesterdin, saying that the GSLV had launched the South Asia satellite.
Please note the date and time of the article onlee:
https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2017/05 ... -9-launch/

India’s GLSV rocket launches GSAT-9
May 4, 2017 by William Graham
Image
India launched its GSAT-9 communications satellite via a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket Friday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launch is aimed at supporting international partnerships in South Asia. The launch, which wasn’t shown live by ISRO, occurred at 16:57 local time (11:27 UTC).

GSAT-9, also known as the South Asia Satellite, is a Ku-band broadcasting and telecommunications spacecraft which India has developed to provide services to members of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC).


Actually they seem to have access to control room audio. There are minute by minute comments.

' Yesterday' is Today in India :)

As is the norm these days I think they wanted to announce success only thru the Big Boss' Tweets. ( I stand the risk of being booed .. )

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Re: Indian Space Programme Discussion - Sept 2016

Postby akashganga » 05 May 2017 19:07

Congratulations ISRO. I hope the GLSV MK3 launch is shown live. Nothing live watching live launch with excitment


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