Author Topic: LIVE: GSLV MkIII-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19 - June 5, 2017 (11:58 UTC)  (Read 73604 times)

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From the same New India Express article
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ISRO had planned to launch the heavy-lift vehicle carrying GSAT-19, a communication satellite, on April 20, but now the sources said the launch would take place only by May end or June first week

Will they ever launch this thing ?. I've been hearing this thing grom 1998. I think i  still have paper cuttings regarding the news about this.

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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - NET April 30 2017
« Reply #82 on: 03/25/2017 04:07 PM »
Will they ever launch this thing ?. I've been hearing this thing grom 1998. I think i  still have paper cuttings regarding the news about this.
Well, in the Annual report of 2011 or 2012, they had projected 2017 as the year for the rocket's debut. So, they weren't entirely off the mark in the recent times. In fact, I felt the talk of end-2016 launch quite surprising, and a departure from established tradition.  

Of course, it is another matter that back in 2003 and 2005, they were reported to be 'hopeful' of a launch in 2007! (Check the links below)


A giant of a rocket
Preparing for space stations


By the way, can you share snaps of the newspaper clippings from '98 you referred to, if possible? If you still have them, that is. I am quite interested in the archeology of the rocket.

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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - NET April 30 2017
« Reply #83 on: 03/26/2017 07:36 AM »
Will they ever launch this thing ?. I've been hearing this thing grom 1998. I think i  still have paper cuttings regarding the news about this.
Well, in the Annual report of 2011 or 2012, they had projected 2017 as the year for the rocket's debut. So, they weren't entirely off the mark in the recent times. In fact, I felt the talk of end-2016 launch quite surprising, and a departure from established tradition.  

Of course, it is another matter that back in 2003 and 2005, they were reported to be 'hopeful' of a launch in 2007! (Check the links below)


A giant of a rocket
Preparing for space stations


By the way, can you share snaps of the newspaper clippings from '98 you referred to, if possible? If you still have them, that is. I am quite interested in the archeology of the rocket.

You may be referring to GSLV MK-II launch with 1998. GSLV MK-III was not conceived in 1998. It was conceived in 2003 and was  supposed to have been launched around 2009. But it was an ambitious schedule that ISRO could not implement. Indigenous Cryogenic Engine for GSLV MK-III did not materialize around the launch time of 1999 due to the delay of the indigenous CUS for the GSLV MK-III . The bottom line is that the delay in the development of Cryogenic Upper Stage of MK-II version delayed the development of the Cryogenic Engine of MK-III version. After the initial failure in 2010, once on January 5, 2014, GSLV MK-II was launched successfully with the indigenous Cryogenic Engine and Stage, ISRO did not have to look back and it came up with two more successful GSLV MK-II launches. The development of CE-20 and C25 Stage did not take much time after the success of the CE-7.5 Engine and C12 Stage.

Of course, this Vehicle GSLV MK-III will fly and come out successful. It is just a matter of time.

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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - NET April 30 2017
« Reply #84 on: 03/27/2017 11:41 AM »
Will they ever launch this thing ?. I've been hearing this thing grom 1998. I think i  still have paper cuttings regarding the news about this.

someday

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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - NET April 30 2017
« Reply #85 on: 03/28/2017 02:40 AM »
Will they ever launch this thing ?. I've been hearing this thing grom 1998. I think i  still have paper cuttings regarding the news about this.

someday


The problem lies with the PR department. They are so over enthusiastic that they reveal the news immediately thought comes in mind even before the actual work starts. Just like move publicity.  Actually  even the tentative schedule should not be released for public in prior. This would create pressure on the actual resources working on the things.

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Well really a time test for people who are in follow up after PSLV C-37 Launch.They must be having some issue as they had full 45 days post PSLV launch. I think it will slip off to May/June most likely. Yes i do agree they should use better PR for people like us who really follow launch dates like GOD. Just kidding...
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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - early June 2017
« Reply #87 on: 04/19/2017 12:59 PM »
LVM3-D1 targeted for next month
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“Next month, we have scheduled the launch of GSLV-Mk III-D1”, Kiran Kumar told PTI.

The Bengaluru-headquartered space agency plans to undertake the second developmental flight within a year.

The GSLV-Mk III-D1 launcher would carry GSAT-19 satellite which has a mass of 3200 kg.

The satellite would carry Ka and Ku band payload along with a Geostationary Radiation Spectrometer (GRASP) payload to monitor and study the nature of the charged particles and influence of space radiation on spacecraft and electronic components.

The satellite would employ advanced spacecraft technologies including bus subsystem experiments in electrical propulsion system, indigenous Li ion battery and indigenous bus bars for power distribution, among others.

But very likely to slip to June considering the turn around time required for SLP..
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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - early June 2017
« Reply #90 on: 05/02/2017 05:37 PM »
So will it have the Ogival fairing, canted nose cones of boosters and with truss area closed ?  :)



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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - early June 2017
« Reply #91 on: 05/02/2017 11:09 PM »
So will it have the Ogival fairing, canted nose cones of boosters and with truss area closed ?  :)

That looks to be the evolution - I didn't understand why the interstage truss thing was open like that in the first place, although it looked unique and stylish.  ;)
You'd think that the exposed trusses would cause more aerodynamic turbulence as compared to a smooth covering.

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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - early June 2017
« Reply #92 on: 05/03/2017 05:17 AM »
So will it have the Ogival fairing, canted nose cones of boosters and with truss area closed ?  :)


The canted nose cones for the boosters is kind of guaranteed, I think. I remember seeing (in a different forum) a satellite photo of SLP that was taken a few months back which showed two S-200s on its launch pedestral, possibly for launch pad tests. Though the image wasn't very clear, the boosters did seem to have canted nose cones.

EDIT: Too bad that ISRO hasn't made the effort to put out to us the new design of the LV, eventhough we are barely 2 months from launch. All we have is the low res pic taken from a ppt.
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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - early June 2017
« Reply #93 on: 05/04/2017 05:03 AM »
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Meanwhile Isro is also gearing up to launch its heaviest rocket GSLV-Mk III later this month and preparations are on for that at the rocket port. “The rocket’s first and second stage or engines have been integrated. The satellite GSAT-19 and the cryogenic engine are also at the Sriharikota,” an official said.

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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - early June 2017
« Reply #94 on: 05/10/2017 04:00 AM »
Launch is expected on June-05-2017

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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - early June 2017
« Reply #95 on: 05/11/2017 11:39 PM »
GSAT-19 was flagged off from ISAC to SHAR on 1st May 2017: http://www.isac.gov.in/flagoff-GSAT-19.jsp

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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - early June 2017
« Reply #96 on: 05/12/2017 04:45 AM »
Launch is expected on June-05-2017

What is your source to back your claim ? According to LPSC Director S. Somnath, LVM3 is set to be launched by May end with no specific date mentioned. But as it is the first orbital launch, it may be delayed for a few days. Solid boosters and the L-110 stage were there for a long time, if I am not mistaken.

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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.

Source :Isro centres turn focus on launch of GSAT-19

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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - June 5, 2017
« Reply #98 on: 05/19/2017 01:30 PM »
GSLV Mk3 cryo-stage integrated with vehicle, satellite being prepared for integration
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"Preparations are going on in full swing...And right now, the cryogenic stage (is) also integrated with the vehicle. The satellite is also getting prepared," Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC) Director K Sivan told reporters here on the sidelines of a function.

"Maybe in a week's time, we will be able to assemble the satellite along with the vehicle. We are targeting the launch in the first week of June," he said.

However, Sivan said the exact date for the launch of GSLV Mark III is yet to be finalised.

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Re: LVM3 (GSLV MkIII)-D1 - SLP - GSAT-19E - June 5, 2017
« Reply #99 on: 05/19/2017 05:16 PM »
It seems ISRO plans to have three development flights of LVM3/GSLV Mk III before the launcher is declared operational, rather than the usual count of two. This does not include the suborbital LVM3-X we had back in 2014.

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GSAT-19 will also mark the first of three, full-fledged tests of GSLV Mark-III launcher (ISRO’s heaviest rocket) before it is officially declared operational.

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