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Re: ISRO Preps for 2013 Mars Mission
« Reply #1 on: 07/15/2012 10:07 AM »
Very unlikely that this will launch in 2013. I'm going to say 2016 at the earliest.

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Re: ISRO Preps for 2013 Mars Mission
« Reply #2 on: 07/16/2012 12:19 PM »
Very unlikely that this will launch in 2013. I'm going to say 2016 at the earliest.
I don't know why they're even claiming it would launch in 2013, hell the design isn't even finalized yet.
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Re: ISRO Preps for 2013 Mars Mission
« Reply #3 on: 07/16/2012 03:15 PM »
Is 2013 even a launch window to Mars?

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Re: ISRO Preps for 2013 Mars Mission
« Reply #4 on: 07/16/2012 03:26 PM »
2013 is a launch window.  MAVEN is launching next fall.

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Re: ISRO Preps for 2013 Mars Mission
« Reply #5 on: 07/18/2012 08:59 AM »
Maybe 2013 is when the next *phase* of the Indian Mars programme is started/launched?

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Re: ISRO Preps for 2013 Mars Mission
« Reply #6 on: 07/23/2012 01:36 AM »
It's only supposed to be a 25-kg probe. There may not be a whole lot to finalize or design into it.

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Re: ISRO Preps for 2013 Mars Mission
« Reply #7 on: 07/23/2012 05:17 AM »
25 kg is the mass of the payload, not that of the whole probe!
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Re: ISRO Preps for 2013 Mars Mission
« Reply #8 on: 07/27/2012 07:26 AM »
a few more details
http://www.asianscientist.com/topnews/isro-prl-scientists-discuss-mars-venus-plans-at-cospar-2012/
looks like the payload has been more than halved at 10.5 kg
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Re: ISRO Preps for 2013 Mars Mission
« Reply #11 on: 08/28/2012 04:50 PM »
apparently there was some harsh debate on the Mars mission in India
http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/08/qualms-about-indias-plan-for-a-2.html
note also that the probe name should be Mangalyaan
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Re: ISRO Preps for 2013 Mars Mission
« Reply #12 on: 08/28/2012 08:18 PM »
Do any of their launch vehicles actually have the throw capacity to put a significant & useful payload into orbit around Mars, as that second link certainly makes it sound like this isn't the case?
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Re: ISRO Preps for 2013 Mars Mission
« Reply #13 on: 08/29/2012 01:34 AM »
Do any of their launch vehicles actually have the throw capacity to put a significant & useful payload into orbit around Mars, as that second link certainly makes it sound like this isn't the case?

The PSLV can put 1.4 tonnes into a GTO and and the 1.3 tonne Chandrayaan 1 mission to the Moon.  It is quite relaiable and should be more than adequate.

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Re: ISRO Preps for 2013 Mars Mission
« Reply #14 on: 08/29/2012 05:49 PM »
Do any of their launch vehicles actually have the throw capacity to put a significant & useful payload into orbit around Mars, as that second link certainly makes it sound like this isn't the case?

The PSLV can put 1.4 tonnes into a GTO and and the 1.3 tonne Chandrayaan 1 mission to the Moon.  It is quite relaiable and should be more than adequate.

But wouldn't it be better to wait for the GSLV MK III?

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