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Re: Chandrayaan-2 GSLV-MkII NET 2018-Q1
« Reply #260 on: 12/01/2017 01:46 AM »
I remember it vividly. We got a snapshot every second or two, then the full video was uploaded back to Earth later.
Edit: Found the live broadcast.
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« Reply #261 on: 12/01/2017 02:34 AM »
Meh, given ISRO's track record, live coverage of the landing would be quite a departure from past practice. They'll probably post it quickly to Twitter, after it's happened.

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« Reply #262 on: 12/01/2017 04:28 AM »
Thanks for that, Hungry!  I appreciate it.  I never did see that broadcast.

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« Reply #263 on: 12/01/2017 04:48 AM »
I remember it vividly. We got a snapshot every second or two, then the full video was uploaded back to Earth later.
Edit: Found the live broadcast.

I was in Thailand and watched it live on China TV.
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« Reply #264 on: 12/01/2017 05:34 AM »
I remember they were streamed live

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« Reply #265 on: 12/03/2017 05:31 AM »
India's Chandrayaan-2 mission preparing for March 2018 launch

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The launch of the next Moon mission could be just four months away. India plans to return to the Moon in a big way with the ambitious Chandrayaan-2, which includes an orbiter, lander, and a small rover. If it all succeeds, it will be India's first soft landing on another world, and only the second such landing since the end of the Apollo and Luna era. For India, landing success would be "a stepping stone for future exploration missions to other planets," according to Indian Space Research Organisation Satellite Centre (ISAC) director M. Annadurai.

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Chandrayaan-2 is planned to launch in March from ISRO's Sriharikota launch center aboard a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark 2 (GSLV Mk 2) rocket, making it ISRO's first deep-space launch on its newer, heavier launch vehicle. The combined mass of the three component spacecraft is 3250 kilograms, dramatically larger than the approximately 1300-kilogram mass of both Chandrayaan-1 and Mars Orbiter Mission, both of which launched on smaller Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLVs).

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The GSLV will place Chandrayaan-2 into an elliptical Earth parking orbit, enlarging it over days or weeks with periapsis burns to raise the orbit apogee. Eventually, the apogee will be high enough that a burn can send the spacecraft on to a lunar transfer trajectory. A lunar orbit insertion burn will place Chandrayaan-2 into an elliptical orbit and the spacecraft will begin braking at periapsis to reduce its orbit to a 100-kilometer circle.

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« Reply #266 on: 12/09/2017 07:57 PM »
K. Sivan, VSSC Director now confirms the Chandrayaan-2 mission launch in March, 2018,

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Sivan said, "After the Cartosat mission, the subsequent launch will be of Gsat-6A that will be lifted off by a GSLV Mk II rocket". "The launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1I, which will replace the first navigation satellite IRNSS-1A, whose three atomic clocks (meant to provide precise locational data) had stopped working last year, is planned in February or March," he said, adding, "Next in line will be the Chandrayaan-2 mission, scheduled for launch in March."

Source : Isro will resume sat launches only from first week of 2018

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« Reply #267 on: 01/13/2018 10:19 PM »
Chandrayaan-2 set for bungee jump test in Mahendragiri hills of Tamil Nadu

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Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are set to conduct a breathtaking stunt at Mahendragiri hills in Tamil Nadu. A bungee jump is being planned for Chandrayaan-2 craft as part of soft landing tests using a 100-metre tall crane (as tall as a 10-storeyed building) specially built for the purpose.

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Chandrayaan-2 is India’s most ambitious project as yet consisting of an orbiter, lander and a small rover. If it succeeds, it will be India’s first soft-landing on the Moon, and only the second such landing since the end of the Apollo and Luna missions.

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He said the craft, weighing about half-a-tonne, will be lowered from 100 metres and ignited in a lower gravity condition like that of the Moon.

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Re: Chandrayaan-2 GSLV-MkII NET 2018-Q1
« Reply #268 on: 01/14/2018 06:45 PM »
Chandrayaan-2 set for bungee jump test in Mahendragiri hills of Tamil Nadu

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Scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) are set to conduct a breathtaking stunt at Mahendragiri hills in Tamil Nadu. A bungee jump is being planned for Chandrayaan-2 craft as part of soft landing tests using a 100-metre tall crane (as tall as a 10-storeyed building) specially built for the purpose.

Isn't it a little late to be preparing to test soft landing?
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« Reply #269 on: 01/15/2018 05:29 AM »
Presumably not a test to figure out how to do it, but a test to check the final flight harware behaves as it should (like shake and bake).  One would hope so anyway!

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