Author Topic: LIVE: Cartosat-2D & 103 S/C - PSLV-XL (C37) - February 15, 2017 (03:58 UTC)  (Read 40159 times)

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http://www.satnews.com/story.php?number=2075646183

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Sky and Space Global's 3 Diamonds Smallsats Head Into Testing Phases


The construction of their 3 Diamonds as well as the Red, Green and Blue nanosatellites have been completed on schedule by Sky and Space Global Ltd. (ASX: SAS)—now underway is extensive software and hardware testing.

These Diamonds will launch not on PSLV C37 but on PSLV C38
Please read the end of the article:
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All testing processes will be complete ahead of launch on the ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) scheduled for Q2 2017

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Ok now there is an additional nano satellite added taking the total tally of satellite to  104 !!

3 Indian + 101 Others

Target launch date is 15 Feb

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science/isro-centres-set-for-the-record-launch-of-104-satellites-at-one-go-by-february-15/articleshow/56856368.cms


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http://blog.isilaunch.com/introducing-bgusat/

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Another passenger of the ISILaunch17 Campaign is BGUSat, a 3U CubeSat built by Ben Gurion University of Israel, with support from Israeli Aerospace Industries. It is a technology demonstrator mission for various new nanosatellite avionics systems developed for future operational missions, while the primary mission objectives are cloud imaging for academic research and measurement of atmospheric background radiation.

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Following the final test campaign to prepare BGUSat for flight at the facilities of IAI in Israel, the satellite was shipped to our facilities in the Netherlands. Representatives of the BGUsat team integrated the satellite in the QuadPack deployer, ready to be launched on PSLV.

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http://blog.isilaunch.com/integration-team-shar/

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With the knowledge that all hardware had arrived at the Launch Site Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, it was time for the integration team to accomplish the same. Hence, on Monday the first group departed to arrive at Chennai on Tuesday morning to subsequently be at SHAR in the afternoon. Already that same afternoon preparatory activities took place and included obtaining permits and setting up workplaces. While the second group was inbound, the first group started with initiating a number of activities, which included performing post-shipment checks of the shipped hardware; later that day the second group joined them. Now that the team was complete, activities really got underway and included making the QuadPacks ready for flight.

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The UAE's Nayif-1 cubesat has been moved from the Falcon-9/FORMOSAT-5/SHERPA launch to the PSLV C37 launch
« Last Edit: 02/04/2017 04:40 AM by Skyrocket »

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https://www.planet.com/pulse/record-breaking-88-satellites/

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Planet is pleased to announce that in February we are launching 88 satellites—the largest fleet of satellites launched in history. The Dove satellites (collectively known as “Flock 3p”) will ride aboard a PSLV rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. They’re heading to a morning crossing time, Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) at an approximate altitude of 500 km. The launch date is currently set for February 14, Valentine’s day.

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So, AFAIU, the payload components known so far are as follows:
Cartosat-2D
INS-1A
INS-1B
88 Dove
Nayif-1
BGUSat
PEASSS
DIDO-2
Al Farabi-1

A total of 96, so we still have 8 unidentified nanosats

Edit: corrected Nayif-1 name
« Last Edit: 02/04/2017 05:41 AM by input~2 »

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So, AFAIU, the payload components known so far are as follows:
Cartosat-2D
INS-1A
INS-1B
88 Dove
Nayiv-1
BGUSat
PEASSS
DIDO-2
Al Farabi-1

A total of 96, so we still have 8 unidentified nanosats

Likely the eight are Lemur-2 satellites for Spire. Confirmation pending.

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The UAE's Nayiv-1 cubesat has been moved from the Falcon-9/FORMOSAT-5/SHERPA launch to the PSLV C37 launch

The spelling is Nayif 1 (f and v are next to each on the keyboard).

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/nayif-1.htm
« Last Edit: 02/04/2017 04:33 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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The UAE's Nayiv-1 cubesat has been moved from the Falcon-9/FORMOSAT-5/SHERPA launch to the PSLV C37 launch

The spelling is Nayif 1 (f and v are next to each on the keyboard).

http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/nayif-1.htm

Thanks for the correction. I have changed my post above. I guess, suffering from a bad case of cold makes the fingers (and the mind, too) a little bit clumsy.

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Today's article says launch is planned for February 15 at 9:30 am IST (04:00 UTC)
http://andhrabhoomi.net/content/nation-2459

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Here is another article

http://www.sakshi.com/news/andhra-pradesh/isro-to-send-104-satellites-in-an-attempt-on-15th-february-447218

> All stages of PSLV integrated
> Launch expected on Feb 15 9:32 IST
> Satellites will be integrated to fourth stage on 9th
> Checks on 10th and 11.
> Mission Readiness Review on 12 th where launch date will be officially announced
> Launch authorisation board will take over the PSLV launch with a 36 hr countdown

« Last Edit: 02/05/2017 02:15 AM by chota »

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Here is another article

http://www.sakshi.com/news/andhra-pradesh/isro-to-send-104-satellites-in-an-attempt-on-15th-february-447218

> All stages of PSLV integrated
> Launch expected on Feb 15 9:32 IST
> Satellites will be integrated to fourth stage on 9th
> Checks on 10th and 11.
> Mission Readiness Review on 12 th where launch date will be officially announced
> Launch authorisation board will take over the PSLV launch with a 36 hr countdown

Is it Final Date or another Tentative Launch Date ? Different newspapers are giving different date and times of Launch. It would be wise of ISRO officials not to give different launch date until they finalize the final launch date.

worldtimedate [ http://www.world-timedate.com/ ]

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Yes the dates are tentative. As of now 2 dates are floating around 15 or 17

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INS-1A and INS-1B nano-satellites flagged off to SDSC-SHAR: http://www.isac.gov.in/flagoff-nano.jsp

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So, AFAIU, the payload components known so far are as follows:
Cartosat-2D
INS-1A
INS-1B
88 Dove
Nayif-1
BGUSat
PEASSS
DIDO-2
Al Farabi-1

A total of 96, so we still have 8 unidentified nanosats

Edit: corrected Nayif-1 name

88 Dove Flock 3p require 22 Quadpack dispensers.
The other five known cubesats fit in one Quadpack.
The remaining 8 cubesats most likely require another  two Quadpack's. This brings a total of 25 Quadpack's.
I keep wondering how they integrate all these Quadpack's onto the PSLV-XL.
I hope we will get some images from ISRO.

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http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/In-ISRO%E2%80%99s-launch-of-104-satellites-next-week-88-will-be-from-U.S./article17198991.ece

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The main passenger on PSLV-C37 will be the fourth in the Cartosat-2 series, a very high resolution Earth observation satellite of about 650 kg, and occupies roughly half the space in the launch vehicle. It will carry two more Indian nano satellites, INS-1A and INS-1B, each weighing about 10 kg. They have a short lifespan of six to 12 months.

All the payloads will totally weigh around 1,500 kg, according to an ISRO official who did not want to be named. The 88 Doves would be released in sets of four cubesats. The other co-riders are cubesats or small specialised satellites of customers from Israel, the UAE, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. They will be released separately into their orbits at around 500 km from Earth.

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? payloads Belgium & Germany.
This leads me to the conclusion that some of the QB-50 cubesats will launch with PSLV C37. Most likely it are the eight QB-50 PL satellites, but it could also be some of the unscheduled cubesats.

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? payloads Belgium & Germany.
This leads me to the conclusion that some of the QB-50 cubesats will launch with PSLV C37. Most likely it are the eight QB-50 PL satellites, but it could also be some of the unscheduled cubesats.

The eight QB-50 PL are confirmed on PSLV C38.

The others have dropped out for various reasons and are no longer part of QB50.
« Last Edit: 02/06/2017 07:41 AM by Skyrocket »

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