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GSAT-7A - GSLV - 2019
« on: 04/18/2018 12:55 PM »
According to local media isro has another GSLV launch planned this year that will orbit GSAT-7A. The mission number will probably be F10 or F11. GSAT-7A is a 2.65 ton geostationary satellite that will serve the indian military. 

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According to news agency PTI, ISRO Chairman K Sivan has confirmed the launch of the GSAT-7A mission this year. "We have another GSLV mission, which is going to have GSAT-7A," he said.

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The GSAT-7A satellite is an advanced military communications satellite. It will be dedicated for the sole use of the Indian Air Force. It is similar to the GSAT-7 which is currently being used exclusively by the Indian Navy. The Navy's GSAT-7 is a multi-band communication spacecraft, which has been operational since September 2013. The GSAT-7 satellite helps enable the Indian Navy to extend its blue water capabilities and stop relying on foreign satellites like Inmarsat, which provide communication services to its ships. Similarly, the GSAT-7A satellite will help the Indian Air Force spread its wings further.

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GSAT-7A will enable the Indian Air Force to interlink different ground radar stations, ground airbase and Airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft. The GSAT-7A satellite will enhance the Indian Air Force's network-centric warfare capabilities and enhance its global operations.

Source: https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/isro-missions-2018-12-launches-12-months-isros-mega-plan-for-2018-revealed-details-here-1838144
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Re: GSLV F1*/GSAT-7A launch thread
« Reply #1 on: 04/19/2018 05:16 AM »
According to local media isro has another GSLV launch planned this year that will orbit GSAT-7A. The mission number will probably be F10 or F11. GSAT-7A is a 2.65 ton geostationary satellite that will serve the indian military.

The NSF launch schedule shows this as F12.
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Re: GSLV F1*/GSAT-7A - 2018-H2
« Reply #2 on: 04/22/2018 11:44 PM »
GSAT-7A targeted for September on GSLV MkII
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Isro will launch a dedicated satellite, Gsat-7A, for the Indian Air Force (IAF) in September and an advanced remote sensing satellite, Risat-2A, for surveillance purpose by the end of the year.

Gsat-7A, which will be lifted by a GSLV Mk II rocket, will enable the IAF to interlink different ground radar stations, airbases and AWACS aircraft. It will also boost the IAF’s network-centric warfare capabilities and enhance its global operations.
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Re: GSAT-7A - GSLV - September 2018
« Reply #3 on: 04/23/2018 11:03 PM »
Well, this article is saying GSAT 7A is being launched by Arianespace!

http://www.timesnownews.com/technology-science/article/isro-s-2018-missions-from-chandrayaan-2-to-gsat-11-and-more-planned-missions-this-year/217980

"While the GSAT-7A is expected to be launched on board the Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana in the second half of 2018,..."
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Re: GSAT-7A - GSLV - September 2018
« Reply #4 on: 04/24/2018 06:10 AM »
Well, this article is saying GSAT 7A is being launched by Arianespace!

http://www.timesnownews.com/technology-science/article/isro-s-2018-missions-from-chandrayaan-2-to-gsat-11-and-more-planned-missions-this-year/217980

"While the GSAT-7A is expected to be launched on board the Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana in the second half of 2018,..."

and here.. by GSLV
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The GSAT-7A communication satellite will be launched for the Indian Air Force from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh in September.

The GSAT-7A will be carried by the GSLV Mk II rocket and the satellite will help the IAF interlink their bases, ground radar stations and the AWACS aircraft. Not just that, this will also improve the force's global operations.

source: https://www.ibtimes.co.in/chandrayaan-2-gsat-7a-isro-set-busy-launch-season-767511 

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Re: GSAT-7A - GSLV - September 2018
« Reply #5 on: 04/24/2018 02:15 PM »
Well, this article is saying GSAT 7A is being launched by Arianespace!

http://www.timesnownews.com/technology-science/article/isro-s-2018-missions-from-chandrayaan-2-to-gsat-11-and-more-planned-missions-this-year/217980

"While the GSAT-7A is expected to be launched on board the Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana in the second half of 2018,..."

Probably a typo. GSAT-11 will be launched via Ariane-V. GSAT-7A mass is well within the payload capacity of GSLV so it makes no sense to go for a foreign launcher.

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Re: GSAT-7A - GSLV - September 2018
« Reply #6 on: 04/24/2018 02:22 PM »
Well, this article is saying GSAT 7A is being launched by Arianespace!

http://www.timesnownews.com/technology-science/article/isro-s-2018-missions-from-chandrayaan-2-to-gsat-11-and-more-planned-missions-this-year/217980

"While the GSAT-7A is expected to be launched on board the Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana in the second half of 2018,..."
The article in fact says both, essentially contradicting itself! ;)

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"We have another GSLV mission, which is going to have GSAT-7A," K Sivan once confirmed ....
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While the GSAT-7A is expected to be launched on board the Ariane 5 rocket from Kourou, French Guiana in the second half of 2018 ...

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Re: GSAT-7A - GSLV - September 2018
« Reply #7 on: 04/24/2018 06:54 PM »
Interesting to see that poor editing is not only a phenomenon in USA news sources.  :-[

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Re: GSAT-7A - GSLV - September 2018
« Reply #8 on: 05/24/2018 08:27 PM »

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Re: GSAT-7A - GSLV - September 2018
« Reply #9 on: 07/23/2018 04:19 PM »
This mission is now planned for November 2018

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Re: GSAT-7A - GSLV - 2019
« Reply #10 on: 08/18/2018 07:21 AM »
According to SHAR director, this mission seems to have been delayed to 2019

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Re: GSAT-7A - GSLV - 2019
« Reply #11 on: 08/30/2018 09:40 PM »
In November this year, GSAT-7A will be launched by GSLV-F11which will be powered by the upgraded upper stage cryogenic engine which will have 13% uprated thrust.

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The Indian Space Research Organization (Isro), on Thursday said it has successfully completed the hot test of cryogenic engine for the GSLV-F11, which is scheduled to launch the GSAT-7A in November this year.

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The test, conducted at the Isro Propulsion Complex in Mahendragiri on August 27, was carried out for 200 seconds during which the engine operated in the nominal and 13% uprated thrust regimes.

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GSLV-F11 cryo-engine hot test successful

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Re: GSAT-7A - GSLV - 2019
« Reply #12 on: 09/02/2018 10:47 PM »
The following news report confirms the launch of GSAT-7A in November, this year. Does anyone know the launch mass of GSAT-7A ? GSLV-II is now capable of launching 2.8 ton payload to GTO.

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In November too, Isro will launch two satellites. GSLV F11 will launch GSAT-7A, a satellite dedicated for the IAF, which will help the force interlink their bases, ground radar stations and AWACS aircraft.

Source : Isro to launch 19 missions in just 7 months

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