Author Topic: LIVE: PSLV C38 - Cartosat-2E & 30 nanosats - June 23, 2017 (03:59 UTC)  (Read 28618 times)

Offline K210

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Onboard camera footage directly ripped from ISRO's site:


« Last Edit: 06/23/2017 11:10 AM by K210 »

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And thus we come to the end of the launches of famed 'Cartosat 2 Series' brothers. From next year we can hopefully start seeing a new series of satellites that are appropriately named, well, 'Cartosat 3 Series'.

I wonder if as these satellites gain capabilities,  that if they have military usage we will hear & see less & less about them.

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Congrats to ISRO.

This program is making huge advances all around.
"If we shared everything [we are working on] people would think we are insane!"
-- SpaceX friend of mlindner

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Here's a little tribute in the form of beach art from the eastern coast:

https://twitter.com/sudarsansand/status/878266275264208897


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2017-036A    42765    OBJECT A    93.15min    97.13°    515km    342km
2017-036B    42766    OBJECT B    94.78min    97.45°    516km    499km
2017-036C    42767    OBJECT C    94.78min    97.45°    518km    498km

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2017-036A    42765    OBJECT A    93.15min    97.13°    515km    342km
2017-036B    42766    OBJECT B    94.78min    97.45°    516km    499km
2017-036C    42767    OBJECT C    94.78min    97.45°    518km    498km
http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/isro-upbeat-over-pslv-c38-mission-success/article19136971.ece

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Fifty-eight minutes after the rocket thundered off from the Satish Dhawan spaceport at Sriharikotta and ejected the 31 satellites into orbit, the twin engines of PS4 were first restarted. The process was repeated 46 minutes later. The third restart was scheduled about midnight after the PS4 completed nine orbits.
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“With the first and second restarts, the PS4 orbit was brought down from 505 km to 350 km,” K. Sivan, Director, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre told The Hindu from SHAR. The third reignition of the engines would involve only a change in inclination.

With its low perigee of 342 km, Object A might be PS4 perhaps?

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Gotcha! I guess the name of this forum fooled another one..

http://m.thehindubusinessline.com/news/did-isro-just-put-a-chinese-satellite-into-orbit/article9735320.ece
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NASA’s Spaceflight.com website, which lists all payloads launched into space, says one of the QB50 satellites belonged to China’s National University of Defence Technology. “The two satellites which carry INMS (Ion-Neutral Mass Spectrometer) payloads are NUDTSat for China’s National University of Defence Technology and UCLSat for University College London”, it said.
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The NASA site named the satellite name as CN06.
The relevant quote apparently comes from William's article.

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Quote from: @lkjohnsn
In honor of Lemur-2-Lisasaurus making it to orbit, here's a pic of me carrying a Lemur in the approved manner to maximise the love it feels
https://twitter.com/lkjohnsn/status/878116117222260736

 ;D
« Last Edit: 06/28/2017 06:01 PM by eeergo »
-DaviD-

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India CubeSat InflateSail, Object F SPC# 42770. Launched on June 23, 2017. The Sail was deployed yesterday from what we understand. This pass was imaged on July 12, 2017 @ 3:39:33 UT as it was passing through Bootes above the bright star Arcturus at a distance of 575.3 Kms @ a magnitude of around +4.2 with a phase angle of 83 degrees. This is nearing the limit for our Sony DSC w-5. We could just pick the satellite up naked eye as it approached Bootes then it brightened up real quick! We inverted the image to make the track easier to see. Exposure was 30 seconds,ISO 400. Enjoy! Regards Thomas

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A more hi-def clip of the Cartosat-2E separation


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