Author Topic: Cartosat-2E & 36 nanosats - PSLV-C38 - June 3rd week, 2017  (Read 5924 times)

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My theory on EMIsat is that it is an Electromagnetic Signal Intelligence Spy satellite being developed for Indian Military

Few years ago there was a reference to a plan to design ELINT and SIGINT payloads for satellites that appeared to be under a DRDO project name called KAUTILYA. The reference appeared in the 2013-2014 annual report of drdo Ministry of Defence see Page 95 of : https://web.archive.org/web/20160304075105/http://www.mod.nic.in/writereaddata/AnnualReport2013-14-ENG.pdf

ISRO will design the satellite and DRDO will design the payload.

The above info is my theory and is currently unconfirmed.
« Last Edit: 05/18/2017 01:09 PM by input~2 »

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Re: EMIsat? - PSLV-C38 2017-Q2
« Reply #1 on: 07/09/2016 01:45 PM »
My theory on EMIsat is that it is an Electromagnetic Signal Intelligence Spy satellite being developed for Indian Military

Few years ago there was a reference to a plan to design ELINT and SIGINT payloads for satellites that appeared to be under a DRDO project name called KAUTILYA. The reference appeared in the 2013-2014 annual report of drdo Ministry of Defence see Page 95 of : https://web.archive.org/web/20160304075105/http://www.mod.nic.in/writereaddata/AnnualReport2013-14-ENG.pdf

ISRO will design the satellite and DRDO will design the payload.

The above info is my theory and is currently unconfirmed.

Edit: I have contacted a few Indian defence journalists by email and waiting to hear back. I hope they respond.
Is this different from the reported  Communication Centric Intelligence Satellite (CCI-Sat), whose payload was reportedly under development by DRDO? Or maybe they are the same?

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Re: EMIsat? - PSLV-C38 2017-Q2
« Reply #2 on: 07/09/2016 05:23 PM »
CCI-Sat's relation to this project is unknown.

But they are likely to be related and also may have some common goals. One of them will SIGINT while the other one may be ELINT.

GISAT will augment them with continuous imaging support.

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Re: EMIsat? - PSLV-C38 2017-Q2
« Reply #3 on: 10/29/2016 02:49 PM »
The couple EMISAT/SPADEX comes originally from this source:
http://nrsc.gov.in/sites/all/pdf/modnrscUIM%20_Raghava%20Reddy_1.pdf

EMIsat seems to be an Earth observation satellite (anyone knows what this acronym means?)
SPaDEx seems to be a Space Docking Experiment between 2 mini satellites
« Last Edit: 10/30/2016 07:37 PM by input~2 »

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Re: EMIsat? - PSLV-C38 2017-Q2
« Reply #4 on: 10/30/2016 08:36 PM »
--- Quote from: sportyfailure on 07/09/2016 12:28 PM ---My theory on EMIsat is that it is an Electromagnetic Signal Intelligence Spy satellite being developed for Indian Military

Few years ago there was a reference to a plan to design ELINT and SIGINT payloads for satellites that appeared to be under a DRDO project name called KAUTILYA. The reference appeared in the 2013-2014 annual report of drdo Ministry of Defence see Page 95 of : https://web.archive.org/web/20160304075105/http://www.mod.nic.in/writereaddata/AnnualReport2013-14-ENG.pdf

ISRO will design the satellite and DRDO will design the payload.

The above info is my theory and is currently unconfirmed.

Edit: I have contacted a few Indian defence journalists by email and waiting to hear back. I hope they respond.

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« Last Edit: 10/30/2016 08:38 PM by sanjaykumar »

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Re: EMIsat? - PSLV-C38 2017-Q2
« Reply #5 on: 10/31/2016 06:18 AM »
--- Quote from: sportyfailure on 07/09/2016 12:28 PM ---My theory on EMIsat is that it is an Electromagnetic Signal Intelligence Spy satellite being developed for Indian Military

Few years ago there was a reference to a plan to design ELINT and SIGINT payloads for satellites that appeared to be under a DRDO project name called KAUTILYA. The reference appeared in the 2013-2014 annual report of drdo Ministry of Defence see Page 95 of : https://web.archive.org/web/20160304075105/http://www.mod.nic.in/writereaddata/AnnualReport2013-14-ENG.pdf

ISRO will design the satellite and DRDO will design the payload.

The above info is my theory and is currently unconfirmed.

Edit: I have contacted a few Indian defence journalists by email and waiting to hear back. I hope they respond.

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ELINT from SSO!?!   ???

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Re: EMIsat? - PSLV-C38 2017-Q2
« Reply #6 on: 10/31/2016 08:33 AM »

ELINT from SSO!?!   ???

It's not impossible, the French have launched several ELINT sats in SSO, as rideshare with their observation satellites.

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Re: EMIsat? - PSLV-C38 2017-Q2
« Reply #7 on: 12/03/2016 08:12 AM »
The Max Valier counter is now counting down for a launch on April 23, 2017 at 10:00 UTC

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Re: EMIsat? - PSLV-C38 2017-Q2
« Reply #8 on: 12/03/2016 12:33 PM »
Still wondering if EMIsat has something to do with the former CCI-Sat

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Re: EMIsat? - PSLV-C38 2017-Q2
« Reply #9 on: 03/06/2017 12:38 AM »
Mods, please update thread title with new payloads for PSLV C38.

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Re: EMIsat? - PSLV-C38 2017-Q2
« Reply #10 on: 03/06/2017 03:23 PM »
Cross-posting, looks like some small sats moving off the delayed SpaceX F9 Formosat-5 launch are moving onto this one:

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NewSpace India‏ @NewSpaceIndia

Aalto-1 a 3U Cubesat formerly on SHERPA has been shifted to PSLV http://dlvr.it/NYL6Zq

https://twitter.com/NewSpaceIndia/status/838746138920402944

PSLV C38 is apparently the new launch.
« Last Edit: 03/06/2017 03:24 PM by FutureSpaceTourist »

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Re: Cartosat-2E & nanosats - PSLV-C38 2017-Q2
« Reply #11 on: 03/13/2017 05:58 AM »
http://www.proactiveinvestors.com.au/companies/news/174653/sky-and-space-global-signs-new-deal-ahead-of-nano-satellite-launch-174653.html

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Sky and Space is preparing to deploy nano-satellites in orbit to provide global communication infrastructure and services to the telecommunications and other industries.

The company is set to imminently launch its 3 Diamonds nano-satellites aboard the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) in Q2 2017.

Following the successful demonstration of the 3 Diamonds, Sky and Space intends to launch an equatorial constellation of up to 200 nano-satellites from mid-2018.

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Re: Cartosat-2E & nanosats - PSLV-C38 - end April 2017
« Reply #12 on: 03/27/2017 11:37 AM »
Launch expected end April by Aalto-1 team
http://aalto1.fi/laukaisu.html

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Re: Cartosat-2E & nanosats - PSLV-C38 - late May 2017?
« Reply #13 on: 04/06/2017 07:55 PM »
Launch apparently delayed to end May
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Sky & Space Global is readying to launch its 3 diamond nano satellites with the scheduled launch set in late May.
http://www.itwire.com/business-technology/77587-sky-space-global-set-for-3-diamonds-nano-satellites-launch.html

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Re: Cartosat-2E & nanosats - PSLV-C38 - late May 2017
« Reply #14 on: 04/07/2017 06:34 AM »
It appears to me that ISAC ( ISRO Satellite Application Center ) has let ISRO down again by not having the Satellite ready for launch in due time whereas ISRO's launch vehicle team seems to almost ready with the launch, by having the launch vehicle assembled. The same thing happened to GSAT-9 launch when at the last moment ISAC announced that they haven't completed with the satellite development, testing etc. And mind you, according to a recent report, ISAC has an ambitious plan to develop 16 to 17 satellites every year from next year with the participation of Indian industry. This delay appears to further delay the launch of LVM3 which has already been pushed from Mid-January to April End and now early June. I hope, by the time, middle of June appears, ISAC would NOT say that GSAT-19E has some problems to be fixed.

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Re: Cartosat-2E & nanosats - PSLV-C38 - late May 2017
« Reply #15 on: 04/19/2017 02:08 PM »
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/isro-planning-3-satellite-launches-in-may-director-p-v-venkitakrishnan/articleshow/58256082.cms

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PSLV C38 is also planned for next month, but the launch will happen depending on the priority and availability of the satellites, Venkitakrishnan said. "The vehicles are ready," he added.

It appears that the satellite is still awaited.
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Re: Cartosat-2E & nanosats - PSLV-C38 - late May 2017
« Reply #16 on: 04/26/2017 12:20 PM »
 
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21 April 2017 15:10

Sky & Space Global 3 Diamonds Successfully Integrated to Launch Pod in the Netherlands
Sky and Space Global (SAS) has successfully integrated its first three nano-satellites into the launch pod of leading European launch broker, Innovation Space Logistics BV in the Netherlands

Highlights

Sky and Space Global (SAS) has successfully integrated its first three nano-satellites into the launch pod of leading European launch broker, Innovation Space Logistics BV in the Netherlands
The three SAS nano-satellites, the “3 Diamonds”, will be transported to the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the upcoming space launch which is scheduled for late May
The nano-satellites will be launched from the ISRO Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and will be delivered by Innovation Space Logistics BV
The integration marks another major milestone of the Sky and Space Global journey to commercially launching its nano-satellites in space

Sky and Space Global Ltd (ASX: SAS, “Sky and Space Global” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the successful integration of its 3 Diamonds nano-satellites into the launch pod of Innovative Space Logistics BV in the Netherlands.

The 3 Diamonds will be transported from the premises of Innovative Space Logistics BV in the Netherlands to India ahead of the upcoming launch, which is scheduled for late May. The nano-satellites will be launched from the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The PSLV launch system has had 37 successful launches so far and its most recent PSLV–C37 was marked by the successful deployment of a record 104 satellites in sun-synchronous orbit.

http://www.computerworld.com.au/mediareleases/29460/sky-space-global-3-diamonds-successfully/

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Re: Cartosat-2E & nanosats - PSLV-C38 - late May 2017
« Reply #17 on: 04/29/2017 09:27 AM »
A total of 37 satellites are planned to be onboard
http://www.andhrajyothy.com/artical?SID=401169

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Re: Cartosat-2E & 36 nanosats - PSLV-C38 - May 25, 2017
« Reply #18 on: 05/09/2017 06:59 PM »
CartoSat-2E payload flagged off from SAC on 18th April 2017.

http://www.sac.gov.in/SACSITE/images/CARTOSET2E.jpg

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Re: Cartosat-2E & 36 nanosats - PSLV-C38 - June, 2017
« Reply #19 on: 05/11/2017 12:10 PM »
What's the source for the delay from the 25th of May to "June"?

I am one of the students involved in one of the QB 50 satellites (COMPASS 2 to be precise) and right now we have no information on the current launch date from any official side, that's why I am asking...


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Re: Cartosat-2E & 36 nanosats - PSLV-C38 - June, 2017
« Reply #20 on: 05/11/2017 06:52 PM »
What's the source for the delay from the 25th of May to "June"?

I am one of the students involved in one of the QB 50 satellites (COMPASS 2 to be precise) and right now we have no information on the current launch date from any official side, that's why I am asking...


Here's a hint:
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LPSC director S Somnath had earlier said that the GSLV-Mk III is set to launch the communication satellite GSAT-19 by May end and then Earth observation satellite Cartosat-2E will be launched via PSLV-C38 by June first week.
from:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/thiruvananthapuram/isro-centres-turn-focus-on-launch-of-gsat-19/articleshow/58621659.cms

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Re: Cartosat-2E & 36 nanosats - PSLV-C38 - June, 2017
« Reply #21 on: 05/11/2017 07:31 PM »
I think this source is outdated.

Very recently we had PSLV on May 25 and LVM 3 on June 5, which is exactly the opposite of what is said in this quote.

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Re: Cartosat-2E & 36 nanosats - PSLV-C38 - June, 2017
« Reply #22 on: 05/12/2017 07:38 AM »
That article is dated 11 May. The author of the article is clear that the next mission is GSLV Mk.III in May.

"Now, the team of scientists and engineers are focussed on the next mission - GSLV-MK III, boosted with fully indigenous cryogenic engine. The GSLV-Mk III will launch the communication satellite GSAT-19 in May."

However, the source is

"LPSC director S Somnath had earlier said that the GSLV-Mk III is set to launch the communication satellite GSAT-19 by May end and then Earth observation satellite Cartosat-2E will be launched via PSLV-C38 by June first week. "

It could be the author got the dates mixed up.
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Re: Cartosat-2E & 36 nanosats - PSLV-C38 - June, 2017
« Reply #23 on: 05/12/2017 08:21 AM »
A part of the nanosatellites are ISL19: isilaunch19 mission patch payloads
ISL19 involves 23 cubesats:
8x LEMUR (3U)
8x QB-50 (see image, blank = 2U)
3x Diamond SSG (3U)
Aalto-1 (3U)
ROBUSTA-1B (1U)
skCUBE (1U)
SUCHAI (1U)

Aalto-1, ROBUSTA-1B; SKCUBE; Suchai were originally part of ISL09 (Formosat-5 + Sherpa)
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Re: Cartosat-2E & 36 nanosats - PSLV-C38 - June, 2017
« Reply #24 on: 05/12/2017 01:02 PM »
Hi,

A very warm welcome.
There has been no media reports suggesting delays due to launch vehicle or satellite.

My sources at sriharikota suggest that ISRO is simply prioritizing LVM3-D1 launch. Again this is not an official statement.

ISRO may also be waiting on some other commercial payloads other than those part of ISIL.

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Re: Cartosat-2E & 36 nanosats - PSLV-C38 - June, 2017
« Reply #25 on: 05/18/2017 01:08 PM »
Sky and Space Global‏ @SkySpaceGlobal        May 16

The 3 Diamonds launch is now confirmed for 3rd week of June, with more announcements to follow. We're excited to begin the countdown!

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