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http://www.deccanherald.com/content/452938/isro-saarc-satellite-communication-vehicle.html/


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The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) has decided the Saarc satellite would be a communication-cum-meteorology satellite to aid the neighbouring countries with their need for satellite transponders for communication and weather forecasting.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mooted the idea of a Saarc satellite almost six months ago.

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"It would be a communication satellite and Indian industry would be roped in for making it,” reliable Isro sources told Deccan Herald. The satellite’s configuration would be similar to the INSAT series satellites that had dual purpose. The launch is likely in 2016.

SAARC: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Asian_Association_for_Regional_Cooperation
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Re: SAARC satellite - 2016
« Reply #1 on: 01/12/2015 06:09 AM »
My take is that rather than limiting it to a single satellite, ISRO could start a SAARC satellite program that would involve remote sensing, communication and meteorology satellites. Rather than simply manufacturing a satellite on its own and then 'gifting' it for other nations, they can involve the space agencies of interested SAARC countries in the design and development of the satellites, help them establish ground stations, and share the expertise in utilizing the satellite data for their respective development needs.

I admit that there could be national security considerations involved in sharing the expertise, and the capabilities of other SAARC space agencies to involve in a joint development could be a bit limited at the moment. However, I believe such an approach would convey a message of India's desire to take the smaller SAARC nations along in its development trajectory.


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Re: SAARC satellite - 2016
« Reply #3 on: 03/29/2015 08:06 AM »
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics-and-nation/isro-working-on-satellite-for-saarc-countries-chairman-a-s-kiran-kumar/articleshow/46729214.cms

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SRIHARIKOTA: Indian space agency ISRO is working with SAARC countries for setting up a dedicated satellite for them as mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"That process is on. We are also having discussions with SAARC countries on how exactly they will use. Very soon, the whole configuration and system will be decided", ISRO Chairman A S Kiran Kumar told reporters here.

Speaking after the succesful launch of navigational satellite IRNSS-1D from here, he expressed confidence that once the project gets approved, significant development would take place in the next 18 months.

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Re: SAARC satellite - 2016
« Reply #4 on: 06/07/2015 05:50 AM »
http://ibnlive.com/news/india/pakistan-gives-cold-response-to-saarc-satellite-project-1002741.html

"A meeting with the member countries will be held later this month," ISRO chairman AS Kirankumar said.

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Re: SAARC satellite - 2016
« Reply #5 on: 06/22/2015 07:43 PM »
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Isro plans to launch the satellite before Saarc Day on December 8, 2016. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had mooted the idea of a satellite serving the needs of Saarc member nations during his visit to Nepal in August 2014.

The ‘Satellite for Saarc’ will have 12 KU band transponders and is expected to provide assistance in telemedicine, tele-education, village resource centre, crop productivity and disaster management. 

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-to-launch-saarc-satellite-to-boost-crop-productivity/article1-1361786.aspx
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Re: SAARC satellite - 2016
« Reply #6 on: 06/24/2015 05:42 AM »
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/saarc-satellite-india-member-countries-hold-talks/articleshow/47775789.cms

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India today held deliberations with experts from other SAARC countries to finalise modalities for developing a satellite exclusively for the regional grouping, nearly a year after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an announcement about it.

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"The ITU format will be sent to the member countries through our missions. The countries can respond if they have any query. The diagram for the satellite is more or less ready. If all goes well, the satellite could be launched by December 2016 on the SAARC charter day," said Gondane.

http://www.ndtv.com/india-news/saarc-satellite-likely-to-be-launched-next-year-pakistan-agrees-to-participate-774600

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India is bearing all costs of the communication satellite that will weigh approximately 2,000 kg, and is close to completion. It will help provide tele-education, tele-medicine, and communication during disasters.

According to ISRO Chairman Dr Kiran Kumar, the making of the satellite is being fast-tracked and it will be launched using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota.

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Re: SAARC satellite -PSLV - NET Dec 2016
« Reply #7 on: 06/26/2015 06:14 PM »
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India will launch a dedicated satellite for the eight SAARC countries by December 2016 to provide a range of public services, space agency chief A.S. Kiran Kumar said on Friday.

"The two-tonne satellite will have 12 Ku band transponders, with each dedicated to one country in the region for providing communication, education, tele-medicine, disaster monitoring and other need-based services," the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman told reporters here.

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On approval by the Modi government, the state-run space agency will take 18 months to build the satellite at its centre in Bengaluru and launch the spacecraft from its spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

"All going well, we hope to put a Saarc satellite in the geostationary orbit by December next year (2016) as we need 18 months to build and launch it," the ISRO chief Kumar said

http://business-standard.com/article/news-ians/saarc-satellite-to-be-launched-by-december-2016-isro-115062601200_1.html

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Re: SAARC satellite -PSLV - NET Dec 2016
« Reply #8 on: 06/28/2015 06:25 PM »
The launch vehicle can't be the PSLV, can it? It says this will be a two tonne class satellite. Maybe the reference to PSLV was a reporter error. ???

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Re: SAARC satellite -PSLV - NET Dec 2016
« Reply #9 on: 06/28/2015 08:08 PM »
Point of interest: AS Kiran Kumar said that the MEA would be the agency of the GoI which would be co-ordinating the activites with other countries. This is a bit unnecessary, methinks. Leave the engineers in the room, and they'll come up with all sorts of avenues for co-operation. (Technical HR development under the aegis of ISRO, etc.)

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Re: SAARC satellite -PSLV - NET Dec 2016
« Reply #10 on: 09/18/2015 01:27 PM »
ISRO gets Sri Lanka's approval for SAARC satellite project
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NEW DELHI: Sri Lanka has given its approval for SAARC satellite project, one of the mandatory requirements for ITU registration before the launch even as ISRO waits for nod from other countries.

"We are hopeful that we can launch the satellite by December next year. As of now Sri Lanka has given its approval for the project," ISRO chairman and Department of Space (DoS) Secretary Kiran Kumar said.
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Kumar added that approval of countries is required before ITU registration. This will also help India book a slot in the orbit where the satellite could be placed. It now requires approval from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Maldives, Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan.
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The ISRO chief also added that India will build an earth observatory ground station in Fiji and Vietnam. Talks are on, he said, with African countries, but did not name any possible nation where the earth observatory ground station could be built.

Btw, I guess the Mods can update the thread title as we have official confirmation that a GSLV will be used for this satellite.

SAARC Sat should go on GSLV. As per http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelease.aspx?relid=123592
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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to provide space based systems for South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation member nations. It is proposed to build a satellite for SAARC region with 12 Ku-band transponders and launch using Indian Geostationary Launch Vehicle GSLV Mk-II.
« Last Edit: 09/18/2015 01:30 PM by vineethgk »

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Re: SAARC satellite -GSLV MkII - NET Dec 2016
« Reply #12 on: 09/20/2015 11:57 AM »
SAARC Brakes on Modi Satellite

•   "Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives have been positive"
•   "Afghanistan does not urgently require satellite capacity"
•   Pakistan - "They were positive on the surface, but they felt that this should have been done through the SAARC process."
•   Sri Lanka - "Wished for, the treaty was modified so that it included language that Colombo’s concurrence does not preclude it from launching its own satellite."
•    Bangladesh - "Worried about whether India’s ‘gift’ will clash with its frequency allocation."

More on Bangbandhu-1.
http://newagebd.net/86810/bangladesh-buys-orbital-slot-for-first-satellite/

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    ‘Countries like Nepal, Bhutan have a typology which is not favourable for fibre optics. So we have prospects of selling the additional capacity of our satellite,’

This is the likely reason for uncertainty.
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Re: SAARC satellite -GSLV MkII - NET Dec 2016
« Reply #13 on: 01/24/2016 04:15 PM »
http://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/Pakistan-Stranded-in-Indias-SAARC-Satellite-Orbit/2016/01/24/article3241646.ece

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NEW DELHI:  The wait is over for India. It has finally decided to move on with registration of the SAARC satellite, after Pakistan’s failure of commitment for months. The satellite is scheduled to be launched as per schedule in December this year.

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A month after taking over in May 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced that the country will develop a SAARC satellite, which will be a “gift from India”. India will be spending Rs 235 crore on the satellite, which will have 12 transponders and is slated to be launched on the SAARC Day on December 8.

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Officials said while all countries have now indicated their concurrence in principle, Pakistan remains the only outlier. “We will go ahead without Pakistan. There is no point in waiting endlessly. If they want to join later, they can do that,” said a senior government official.

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GSAT-9 GSLV MkII NET 2017
« Reply #14 on: 02/20/2016 06:57 PM »
GSAT-9 launch has been announced for July 2016 with GSLV MkII
Was previously planned for 2017
http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/GSAT-9-Satellite-Launch-in-July/2016/02/20/article3287152.ece
« Last Edit: 03/07/2016 06:22 AM by input~2 »

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Re: GSAT-9 GSLV MkII July 2016
« Reply #15 on: 02/21/2016 03:07 AM »
That's a bit confusing. This January report says Insat 3DR is flying in July 2016.

http://www.htsyndication.com/htsportal/article/INSAT-3DR-to-take-weather-forecast-system-to-new-level%3A-ISRO-chief/11055524

As Insat 3DR uses an I-2K bus, that is too heavy for PSLV.

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/insat-3d.htm
« Last Edit: 02/21/2016 03:09 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
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Re: GSAT-9 GSLV MkII July 2016
« Reply #16 on: 02/21/2016 05:50 AM »
That's a bit confusing. This January report says Insat 3DR is flying in July 2016.

http://www.htsyndication.com/htsportal/article/INSAT-3DR-to-take-weather-forecast-system-to-new-level%3A-ISRO-chief/11055524

As Insat 3DR uses an I-2K bus, that is too heavy for PSLV.

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/insat-3d.htm

INSAT-3DR would go on GSLV. With SAARC satellite slightly in limbo it might be possible that they are bringing in GSAT-9. It was said earlier GSAT-9, GSAT-7A or the INSAT 3DR were in line for F09 flight of GSLV but later that settled in for GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR (July/Aug 2016) and GSLV-F09 /GSAT-9 (May 2017).


« Last Edit: 02/21/2016 05:52 AM by Ohsin »
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Re: GSAT-9 GSLV MkII 2017?
« Reply #17 on: 03/07/2016 05:27 AM »
Not announced in the Lok Sabha list of launches for 2016.
« Last Edit: 03/07/2016 05:28 AM by input~2 »

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Re: GSAT-9 GSLV MkII 2017?
« Reply #18 on: 03/07/2016 06:19 AM »
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The ISRO is developing an electric propulsion system to be used in satellites, said Mr  Kiran Kumar. The system, in comparison with a liquid propulsion system, weighs less. This can increase the number of transponders, and  therefore the payload of the satellites. It will be first experimented on GSAT-9 satellite in two years.
GSAT-9 to be launched in 2018?
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Re: SAARC satellite -GSLV MkII - NET Dec 2016
« Reply #19 on: 03/23/2016 01:02 PM »
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/230316/pakistan-opts-out-of-saarc-satellite-project-proposed-by-narendra-modi.html

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New Delhi: Pakistan has decided to “opt out” of the Saarc satellite project which was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for all member countries.

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“Pakistan has decided to opt out of the satellite project. So it cannot be called a Saarc satellite. It will be a South Asia satellite,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

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