Author Topic: LIVE: GSLV Mk-3 1st test launch (X1) December 18, 2014 (0400UTC)  (Read 347489 times)

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Sounds like what they know went well!

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S200 and L110 performance were as expected. Unmanned crew module re-entry worked extremely well. Splashdown in Bay of Bengal.

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All stages performed well.

Crew module has splashed down in Bay of Bengal.
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Announcement regarding LVM3 D1 (first developmental flight) to be expected in next 2 days.

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"We have a new launch vehicles" - holds the model.

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"India, you have a new launch vehicle"

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India you have a new launch vehicle.

First development flight in two years. We call it LVM-3.
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Control changeover from S200 to L110 was very good. S200 separation is novel too, uses 12 solid motors for graceful separation.

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A new launcher
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First transition from solid to liquid.
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There have a separation video as well!

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"Each S200 and L110 have performed to the dot" - Vehicle Director.
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Vehicle director. Performed to the dot.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Associate vehicle director.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Talking about module descent.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Lost data 2 km altitude. Recovery crew on the way.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Spent a lot of time looking at configurations for this vehicle.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Introducing project director.

Go through tremendous amount of analysis.
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Crew module performed as expected. Till 80km the control was ON and capsule was kept at right orientation. During re-entry crew module velocity was reduced from 5.3km/s to 230m/s and at 15 km altitude apex covers separated and pilot chute deployed (2.5m diameter). Later main chute deployed (31m diameter) and velocity reduced to 50m/s. Telemetry data was not received when altitude was less than 2km. Later telemetry acquired at splashdown via beacon. It is being recovered and brought to SDSC SHAR later.

"Fly an experiment on an experiment" - Crew Module mission director :)
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Great landmark in development of GSLV Mk.III vehicle.
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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