Second Agni-III test -1

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Postby ShauryaT » 12 Apr 2007 02:32

ramana wrote:Especially wih Masala Chai and biskoot from Hyd bakeries- Karachi or the local Irani shop.
OT - These fruit biscuits from Karachi Bakery are to be eaten to be believed. Do they have some drugs in them - I have been addicted to them for over two decades now. They are sold in Mumbai too by some resellers and I always have a packet here at my home in the US.

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Postby SaiK » 12 Apr 2007 02:47

ShauryaT wrote: Do they have some drugs in them - I have been addicted to them for over two decades now. They are sold in Mumbai too by some resellers and I always have a packet here at my home in the US.


cannabis sativa or indica.. what is bhang?

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Postby rsingh » 12 Apr 2007 02:48

Arun_S wrote:
Rahul Shukla wrote: There is a big dark room in Virginia, at a place we shall not speak of, filled with lots of very, very frustrated and impatient people glued to their TV screens wondering what darn 'shubh muhurat' evil indians are waiting for... Their blood-coffee concentration is above legal already (0.08% +). :lol:

Nahin bahi, zarra weld ukhad gaya tha, mistri ko bulwaya hai par uskay salay ki shaadi thee, bas aata hi hoga.

The Virginians better read some math and Panchaang; but heck then the overhead satellite(s) will be in Rahu nakshatra.
Or WTF just tune in to FOX channal and feel pumped up.


Wah wah Arun S saar , similar happened to me in 1984.......when I called mistriji to change ball-bearing of tube-well pump......he was attending marriage of a friend of his sala sahib. :lol: We lost three days and I got punishment for that.

BTW our Mausom Vibhag is quite impressive with sat pic and data etc. Feel bad seeing free-riders ( Bakis, BDs, Nepalis and Lankans) taking free lunch. :shock:

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Postby Arun_S » 12 Apr 2007 04:17

ramana wrote:Anybody looked up weather in Orrisa for next few days? Cloudy or Rainy? Could be Thursday.

Bhubneshwar:
Thurs/Fri: Partly cloudy
Sat: Sunny.

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Postby Gerard » 12 Apr 2007 04:35

NDTV report
India is going to test its intermediate ballistic missile, Agni III, at Balasore in Orissa on Thursday morning.
The 16-metre Agni-III weighs 48 tonnes and is capable of carrying conventional and nuclear warheads weighing up to 1.5 tonnes.

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Postby sivab » 12 Apr 2007 05:10

http://www.thestatesman.net/page.news.php?clid=9&theme=&usrsess=1&id=153161

BHADRAK, April 11: The prestigious Agni-III missile is likely to be test fired tomorrow from Wheeler Island’s launching pad near Dhamara here.
The Bhadrak district administration has taken all necessary steps and advised fishermen not to venture to sea till 14 April. Labourers working inside the Wheeler Island have been asked to vacate the Island today.
Additional district magistrate Mr Prafulla Mohapatra , deputy superintendent of police Mr Sarat Chandra Jenamani were being invited to the spot by DRDO and both will have to reach near the Island tomorrow.
The ADM and DSP will give the zone clearance report first and then the count down will begin, sources said.
It may be noted that the first test flight of Agni III had failed on 9 July . The Agni-III is the most powerful Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) in the Indian arsenal.
The missile will have a three stage lift-off mechanism and will have a range of 4,000 km.
When ready, it will be able to carry nuclear warheads.
The first two versions of Agni have been test fired successfully earlier.

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Postby Gerard » 12 Apr 2007 05:58

While we anxiously await Agni 3, something for your amusement...

link
"Iran has over 20 intermediate-range missiles that can reach continental Europe," Ellison said. "These 20 BM-25 missiles were purchased from North Korea in 2005 and are a variant of the Soviet SS-N-6 submarine-launched ballistic missile. With a range beyond 3,000 kilometers, these missiles pose a direct threat to central Europe."


India to test long-range ballistic missile
India first tested the missile last July, when the prototype veered off course after travelling vertically 12 kilometres and crashed into the sea without hitting its designated target.

The failure was attributed to a snag in a strapped-on solid fuel booster rocket.

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Postby Gaurav_S » 12 Apr 2007 06:31

My guess work suggests that Agni III will be fired at around 10am-1pm IST today (infact no guess but based on past tests 8) )

I should be able to see news flash in ToI saying 'India Successfully tests Agni III' around 4pm Australian time.

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Postby sanjchopra » 12 Apr 2007 06:39

gauravsurati wrote:My guess work suggests that Agni III will be fired at around 10am-1pm IST today (infact no guess but based on past tests 8) )

I should be able to see news flash in ToI saying 'India Successfully tests Agni III' around 4pm Australian time.


Hope we get to see a newsclip in SBS news tonight. 8)

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Postby Gaurav_S » 12 Apr 2007 06:50

sanjchopra wrote:
gauravsurati wrote:My guess work suggests that Agni III will be fired at around 10am-1pm IST today (infact no guess but based on past tests 8) )

I should be able to see news flash in ToI saying 'India Successfully tests Agni III' around 4pm Australian time.


Hope we get to see a newsclip in SBS news tonight. 8)


I only hope to see in SBS. They truly cover global news. Channel 7, ten etc are just like local news paper with limited focus, doesnt matter even neighbouring country shakes with earth quakes and causes terrible damage. (to be honest I call them 'I dont care channels') :P

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Postby Arun_S » 12 Apr 2007 07:48

I expect the splashdown at 6°52'36.56"N 93°35'39.23"E ~10Km off Great Nicobar Islands well inside Indian territorial waters (1,700 Km ground range).

It can get there using either lofted trajectory or a depressed trajectory;
    Lofted trajectory Apogee: 1,780Km, Flight time:27.5 minute
    Depressed trajectory Apogee 100Km Flight time:7.8 minute

Expect a lofted flight this time.

For lofted flight at ~48Km altitude F/S will separate (Speed Mach 4.7), and S/S finish at ~321Km altitude. Payload re-enters at Mach 18.5 (5Km/sec).

I use BR's ROCKSIM for modeling and simulation
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Postby vinayak_d » 12 Apr 2007 07:53

1780 Km?? Isn't that too big for apogee. PSLV couldn't do that. IS it 178 Km?

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Postby Arun_S » 12 Apr 2007 08:00

Recall PSLV's trajectory compared to Agni-3. Will it make a difference?

Yup the figging thing goes up like a sounding rocket.

Raju

Postby Raju » 12 Apr 2007 08:33

btw, this time around real footage of previous Agni-3 test is being shown on IBN/NDTV etc.

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Postby Arun_S » 12 Apr 2007 09:28

Are they also showing launch? or daylight pic of A-3?

Their current IBN website still shows the old DRDO press kit material of A-3 and the launch/flight pics are still Agni-II and NoKo Ding-Dong.
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Postby Mort Walker » 12 Apr 2007 09:31

Whatever happens today, that is regardless of the success of the Agni-III this week, I would like to be the first in this thread to congratulate all of the scientists, engineers and technicians involved in the Agni program.

You've come a long way baby in less than 20 years under stiff technological embargoes with shoe-string budgets and have delivered the goods.

These are the fellows that clearly understand what the consequences are of the hordes of barbarians standing at the gate to murder, rape and loot India. And understand precisely the message that the Agni program gives the barbarians. A message that freedom of a billion plus is not taken lightly.

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Countdown for Agni III launch starts

Postby bharats » 12 Apr 2007 09:59

BALASORE: A four-hour 'range countdown' for test-firing of India's 3,000 km intermediate range ballistic missile Agni III from the launch pad at the Countdown for Agni III launch starts :D
Wheeler's Island here began at six am on Thursday morning, defence sources said.

The missile was likely to be fired before noon, the sources indicated.
DRDO scientists were busy providing final touches to the missile which was test-launched unsuccessfully on July nine last year.

The range countdown can be put on hold if any snag was found in the missile and commence again after the same was rectified, the sources explained.

According to the sources, three minutes before the blast-off, there would be a hold in the range countdown process and an 'auto launch sequence' would take over so that a network of computers in the main control station could check all the health parameters of the missile as well as its sub-systems and allow the missile to move forward in the pre-programmed trajectory.

Air Traffic Controls at Kalaikunda base, the Airports Authority of India at Kolkata and Eastern Naval Command at Visakhapatnam had been intimated about the test firing of the missile.

The administration in the coastal districts of Balasore, Bhadrak and Kendrapara have also been intimated to warn fishermen not to venture into the sea during the launch period, the sources said.

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1090368

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Postby ramana » 12 Apr 2007 10:04

So 30 min to go. Its 9:32 IST for above post. Four hr count down starting from 6:00 AM would mean 10:00 AM for launch hold down.


From CNN-IBN
[quote]
Can Agni-III stand the trial by fire?
CNN-IBN
Posted Thursday , April 12, 2007 at 01:07
Updated Thursday , April 12, 2007 at 09:38

TESTING TIMES: Agni-III is the most powerful missile in the Indian arsenal.


New Delhi: Nine months after the first attempt failed, the DRDO is likely to re-launch the Agni-III ballistic missile from Wheeler's Island in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday.

Agni-III is the most powerful missile in the Indian arsenal and will have a three-stage lift-off mechanism and a 4,000-km range.

“The exact time will depend on weather conditions and other factors,' an official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. We are keeping our fingers crossed. We hope the test will proceed smoothly,â€
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Postby krishnan » 12 Apr 2007 10:05

Time now is 10:05 AM

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Postby vinayak_d » 12 Apr 2007 10:09

Damn I am getting impatient here.....

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Postby vikas_pandey » 12 Apr 2007 10:32

krishnan wrote:Time now is 10:05 AM


:( what's the update???????

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Postby krishnan » 12 Apr 2007 10:43

10:43 AM

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Postby ramana » 12 Apr 2007 10:46

It might close to or already be launched. Needs time for media to report.

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Postby Arun_S » 12 Apr 2007 10:47

It will be 30 minutes for the loft flight. So if took off on time it will be at least 30 later press will be told.

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Postby Sparsh » 12 Apr 2007 10:49

Don't get worked up so much over no news. As much as BR would like to have a live feed straight from Wheeler Island, it ain't getting one. My guess is that word will be given out only after the flight test has been completed and a preliminary analysis of the telemetry data has been done. So relax, have a charminar.

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Postby Austin » 12 Apr 2007 10:49

I see a lot of impatient souls here , Just relax guys , We will hear success soon

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Postby ramana » 12 Apr 2007 10:58

Oh the agony of Agni! 8)

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Postby durvasa » 12 Apr 2007 11:04

Lots of guys on this thread are so anxious and depressed, only an Agni Aunt can help them now!

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Postby bharats » 12 Apr 2007 11:04

ramana wrote:Oh the agony of Agni! 8)


Pls don’t frighten..!!! :eek:

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Postby b_karan » 12 Apr 2007 11:04

Sparsh wrote: So relax, have a charminar.



Finished 4 Navy cut ............ just in front of my laptop..waiting for the news.... will keep patience ...:)

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Postby chandel_alok » 12 Apr 2007 11:09

CNN IBN.... Agni III test fired.... lift-off success.... final outcome awaited
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Postby ramana » 12 Apr 2007 11:10

Bharat, If you type Agni in MS Word, the suggested spelling is agony. And Agni has been quite an agony!

Raju

Postby Raju » 12 Apr 2007 11:11

Arun_S wrote:Are they also showing launch? or daylight pic of A-3?

Their current IBN website still shows the old DRDO press kit material of A-3 and the launch/flight pics are still Agni-II and NoKo Ding-Dong.


yes, the daylight launch pic of the short, stubby one was shown.

btw the missile has been fired...still in flight.

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Postby shiv » 12 Apr 2007 11:16

Test successful - as per TV news channels. Santanam interviewed.

Waiting for Arun to log in..

Lots of mention of Beijing by TV channels - I wonder why :twisted:

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Postby abhischekcc » 12 Apr 2007 11:17

Chandel Alok deserves some poppins :)

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Postby Sonugn » 12 Apr 2007 11:17

http://www.ibnlive.com/news/india/04_20 ... 38382.html
India has successfully test-fired the Agni-III ballistic missile from Wheeler's Island in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday.

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Postby abhischekcc » 12 Apr 2007 11:17

Me? I am off to sites of of our friendly neighbours (not) to see their reaction. :twisted:

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Postby Sparsh » 12 Apr 2007 11:18

Both CNN-IBN and NDTV are reporting that the Agni 3 has been test fired. No further word though.

Karan,
Have a second one just for kicks. :)


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