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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, October 2015
« Reply #20 on: 09/16/2015 04:38 PM »
Trending for Sep 28th launch.

Source: recent interview (slide to 20:30) with Chairman, ISRO.

This article also puts the launch date as Sep  28. But this article might be slightly dated.

http://www.frontline.in/science-and-technology/indias-eye-in-the-sky/article7655209.ece?homepage=true

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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, 2015 September 28
« Reply #21 on: 09/16/2015 05:00 PM »
Launch scheduled at 28th Sep, 10 AM IST.


http://economictimes.com/news/science/astrosat-indias-first-astronomical-mission-set-for-september-28-launch/articleshow/48987373.cms

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The satellite is scheduled for launch on board the launch vehicle PSLV C-30, on September 28 morning 10 am," Director, Public Relations, ISRO, Deviprasad Karnik told.


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He said "now the vehicle assembly is almost completed; along with ASTROSAT there will be six co-passengers -- one satellite each from Indonesia and Canada, and four nano satellites from the US. These satellites have already arrived and those preparations are going on."

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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, 2015 September 28
« Reply #22 on: 09/16/2015 05:37 PM »
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Astrosat weighs about 1.5 tons

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Will be positioned at 650-km high equatorial orbit with a 6° inclination (to avoid South Atlantic Anomaly )

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Life of the satellite is 10 years


On a separate note,India was to launch an Ultraviolet space telescope (TAUVEX) way back in 2008/ 2010 using GSLV.


After delays and failures of the earlier GSLV rocket, looks like this satellite has since been returned to  Israel and project terminated
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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, 2015 September 28
« Reply #23 on: 09/16/2015 06:03 PM »
http://maadhyam.isro.gov.in/

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The launch of PSLV-C30 carrying India's dedicated multi-wavelength astronomical observation satellite ASTROSAT along with six international customer satellites is scheduled at 10:00 am on Monday, September 28, 2015 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, SHAR.

So 28 it is.

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Generally, in September, there is not much of a problem. The only conditions under which we will be forced to make changes are thunderstorms or high wind velocities in the higher reaches. These are the two conditions in which there will be a shift of the launch date. Otherwise, we do not foresee any problem. In previous launches, weather conditions have not resulted in the change of the launch date.

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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #24 on: 09/16/2015 10:56 PM »
Performing 3 launches in 3 consecutive months is unprecedented for ISRO! Things are warming up. Exciting times ahead for the Indian space program.

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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #25 on: 09/17/2015 03:32 AM »
Performing 3 launches in 3 consecutive months is unprecedented for ISRO! Things are warming up. Exciting times ahead for the Indian space program.

We need to look at 4 consecutive launches(2 from each pad) to have complete turnaround cycle and hurray if it continues this way! It would be amazing if they complete 3 launches before year wraps up (not counting RLV-TD). And where is RLV stack exactly? We heard months ago it was integrated.. Is it hiding in SSAB ? :)

« Last Edit: 09/17/2015 03:34 AM by Ohsin »
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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #26 on: 09/17/2015 10:26 PM »
Performing 3 launches in 3 consecutive months is unprecedented for ISRO! Things are warming up. Exciting times ahead for the Indian space program.

We need to look at 4 consecutive launches(2 from each pad) to have complete turnaround cycle and hurray if it continues this way! It would be amazing if they complete 3 launches before year wraps up (not counting RLV-TD). And where is RLV stack exactly? We heard months ago it was integrated.. Is it hiding in SSAB ? :)


AFAIK RLV-TD was built up systems checks and fit test and then disassembled ahead of the GSLV Mk II D6
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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #27 on: 09/18/2015 03:56 AM »
I was not expecting ISRO to turn up for another launch so soon !! :)

Point to note : Quoting from the links:
There is only one Canadian satellite (eXactView-9) and not two ! A total of 6 foreign and 1 Indian satellite.


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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #29 on: 09/22/2015 12:42 PM »
Nasadiya Sukta:
Srishti se pehle sat nahin thaa, asat bhi nahin | Antariksh bhi nahin, aakaash bhi nahin thaa | chhipaa thaa kyaa, kahaan, kisne dhakaa thaa | us pal to agam, atal jal bhi kahaan thaa ||

From: 1st verse of 129th Hymn of the 10th Book of Rig Veda

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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #30 on: 09/22/2015 12:44 PM »
Nasadiya Sukta:
Srishti se pehle sat nahin thaa, asat bhi nahin | Antariksh bhi nahin, aakaash bhi nahin thaa | chhipaa thaa kyaa, kahaan, kisne dhakaa thaa | us pal to agam, atal jal bhi kahaan thaa ||

From: 1st verse of 129th Hymn of the 10th Book of Rig Veda

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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #31 on: 09/22/2015 12:47 PM »









Nasadiya Sukta:
Srishti se pehle sat nahin thaa, asat bhi nahin | Antariksh bhi nahin, aakaash bhi nahin thaa | chhipaa thaa kyaa, kahaan, kisne dhakaa thaa | us pal to agam, atal jal bhi kahaan thaa ||

From: 1st verse of 129th Hymn of the 10th Book of Rig Veda

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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #33 on: 09/24/2015 05:05 PM »
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International customer satellites of PSLV-C30
LAPAN-A2 is a Microsatellite from National Institute of Aeronautics and Space-LAPAN, Indonesia. LAPAN-A2 is meant for providing maritime surveillance using Automatic Identification System (AIS), supporting Indonesian radio amateur communities for disaster mitigation and carrying out Earth surveillance using video and digital camera.
NLS-14 (Ev9), a Nanosatellite from Space Flight Laboratory, University of Toronto Institute for Advanced Studies (SFL, UTIAS), Canada. It is a maritime monitoring Nanosatellite using the next generation Automatic Identification System (AIS).
Four LEMUR nano satellites from Spire Global, Inc. (San Francisco, CA), USA, are non-visual remote sensing satellites, focusing primarily on global maritime intelligence through vessel tracking via the Automatic Identification System (AIS), and high fidelity weather forecasting using GPS Radio Occultation technology.
from http://isro.gov.in/launcher/pslv-c30-astrosat-mission

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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #34 on: 09/24/2015 11:16 PM »
As per this news article (Telugu)
http://www.sakshi.com/news/top-news/on-28-sep-pslv-c30-experiment-278909

It seems its go and countdown will start on 26th.

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PSLV-C30/ASTROSAT UPDATE countdown to start at 08:00hr IST on Saturday, Sep 26, 2015 and the launch on MONDAY, Sep 28,2015 at 10:00 hr IST

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« Last Edit: 09/25/2015 04:59 PM by Ohsin »
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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #35 on: 09/26/2015 03:21 AM »
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PSLV-C30 / ASTROSAT UPDATE: The 50 hr countdown activity of PSLV-C30/ASTROSAT Mission has started at 08:00 hr IST today

https://twitter.com/isro/status/647610466030620672

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PSLV-C30 / ASTROSAT UPDATE: Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C30 is under progress
https://twitter.com/isro/status/647641882185461760

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PSLV-C30 / ASTROSAT MISSION UPDATE: MMH propellant filling operation has been completed by 12:00 hr IST.
https://twitter.com/isro/status/647669061447344128

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MON3 oxidiser filling operation of fourth stage PS4 completed by 1615hrs IST
http://isro.gov.in/update/26-sep-2015/pslv-c30-astrosat-mission-update-mon-3-oxidiser-filling-operation-of-fourth-stage
« Last Edit: 09/26/2015 01:37 PM by Ohsin »
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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #36 on: 09/26/2015 03:47 PM »
A1737/15 -  REF CHENNAI NOTAM A1682/15. PSLV-C-30 ROCKET LAUNCH FM SHAR RANGE,SRIHARIKOTA,INDIA IS SCHEDULED ON 28 SEPT 2015 BTN 0430-0730 UTC. ATC MAY RE-ROUTE TRAFFIC DURING THE PERIOD AS PER ROUTINGS GIVEN IN THE ABOVE NOTAM. LAUNCH WINDOW FOR THE REMAINING PERIOD FROM 29 SEPT 2015 TO 27 OCT 2015 SHALL BE KEPT ALIVE FOR RESCHEDULING OF LAUNCH IF REQUIRED. GND - UNL, 28 SEP 04:30 2015 UNTIL 28 SEP 07:30 2015. CREATED: 25 SEP 05:04 2015

A3134/15 -  TEMPO DNG AREA ESTABLISHED WI THE FLW COORD DUE TO THE LAUNCHING OF PSLV-C30 ROCKET FM SHAR RANGE, SRIHARIKOTA, INDIA: 0945N 09430E - 1040N 09445E - 1025N 09535E - 0930N 09520E. RMK: THE FLW RTE SEGMENT AFFECTED WI THE DNG ZONE: 1. P628 NOT AVBL BTN MAPSO AND IGREX ALTN RTE: GIVAL-L510-LEKIR-L510-EMRAN (BIDIRECTIONAL ONLY). SFC - UNL, DLY BTN 0430-0730, 28 SEP 04:30 2015 UNTIL 27 OCT 07:30 2015. CREATED: 23 SEP 07:17 2015

HYDROPAC 3162/15
EASTERN SOUTH PACIFIC.
BAY OF BENGAL.
ANDAMAN SEA.
ROCKETS.
1. HAZARDOUS OPERATIONS 0430Z TO 0730Z DAILY
28 THRU 30 SEP:

A. WITHIN TEN MILES OF 13-43.9N 080-14.2E.
B. IN AREA BOUND BY
13-30N 080-35E, 13-50N 080-40E,
13-35N 081-35E, 13-15N 081-30E.
C. IN AREA BOUND BY
13-00N 082-25E, 13-30N 082-30E,
13-05N 084-15E, 12-35N 084-10E.
D. IN AREA BOUND BY
12-30N 084-25E, 13-00N 084-30E,
12-50N 085-15E, 12-20N 085-10E.
E. IN AREA BOUND BY
11-35N 087-45E, 12-15N 087-55E,
12-05N 088-30E, 11-25N 088-20E.
F. IN AREA BOUND BY
09-45N 094-30E, 10-40N 094-45E,
10-25N 095-35E, 09-30N 095-20E.
G. IN AREA BOUND BY
16-00S 134-00W, 14-00S 134-00W,
11-00S 094-00W, 13-00S 094-00W.
2. CANCEL THIS MSG 300830Z SEP 15.//

Authority: NAVAREA VIII 621/15 181003Z SEP 15.

Date: 231235Z Sep 15
Cancel: 30083000 Sep 15

edit: NOTAMed areas for respectively:
Boosters 1 2 3 4
Boosters  5 6
1st stage
Fairing
2nd stage
3rd stage

« Last Edit: 12/05/2015 09:42 AM by input~2 »

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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #37 on: 09/27/2015 09:59 AM »
I wonder what would be the max payload capability of PSLV-XL to an ASTROSAT-like near equatorial orbit. Would that be around 2 tonnes or more?

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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #38 on: 09/27/2015 11:06 AM »
Broadcast?
Launch Land Relaunch

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Re: ASTROSAT, PSLV-XL C30, September 28, 2015 (04:30 UTC)
« Reply #39 on: 09/27/2015 01:52 PM »
ASTROSAT, India’s unique space observatory



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(1) The Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (UVIT, capable of observing the sky in the Visible, Near Ultraviolet and Far Ultraviolet regions of the electromagnetic spectrum.

(2) Large Area X-ray Proportional Counter (LAXPC, is designed for study the variations in the emission of X-rays from sources like X-ray binaries, Active Galactic Nuclei and other cosmic sources.

(3) Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT) is designed for studying how the X-ray spectrum of 0.3-8 keV range coming from distant celestial bodies varies with time.

(4) Cadmium Zinc Telluride Imager (CZTI), functioning in the X-ray region, extends the capability of the satellite to sense X-rays of high energy in 10-100 keV range.

(5) Scanning Sky Monitor (SSM) is intended to scan the sky for long term monitoring of bright X-ray sources in binary stars, and for the detection and location of sources that become bright in X-rays for a short duration of time. According to Dr. Bhalerao, LAXPC is the best X-ray timing instrument so far. “Astronomical objects cannot be controlled. If you want to study something in a star, must catch it in its act. So it is important to monitor the sky,” he said about the Scanning Sky Monitor.

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“ASTROSAT’s X-ray detectors can also cope with very bright objects that would saturate those on other satellites such as NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory or ESA’s X-ray Multi-Mirror (XXM-Newton) mission.”
« Last Edit: 09/27/2015 01:53 PM by antriksh »
Nasadiya Sukta:
Srishti se pehle sat nahin thaa, asat bhi nahin | Antariksh bhi nahin, aakaash bhi nahin thaa | chhipaa thaa kyaa, kahaan, kisne dhakaa thaa | us pal to agam, atal jal bhi kahaan thaa ||

From: 1st verse of 129th Hymn of the 10th Book of Rig Veda

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