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Re: Cartosat-2ER & 30 nanosats - PSLV C40 - early January 2018
« Reply #20 on: 12/05/2017 04:37 PM »
SAC is now referring to the main payload as CARTOSAT-2F

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Re: Cartosat-2ER & 30 nanosats - PSLV C40 - early January 2018
« Reply #21 on: 12/06/2017 05:16 PM »
SAC is now referring to the main payload as CARTOSAT-2F
Source: http://www.sac.gov.in/Vyom/index.jsp

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Re: Cartosat-2F & 30 nanosats - PSLV C40 - early January 2018
« Reply #22 on: 12/09/2017 07:41 PM »
Isro will resume sat launches only from first week of 2018

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Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) will launch its latest remote sensing satellite of the Cartosat-2 series, along with 28 foreign satellites riding piggy-back, only in the first week of January, a top Isro official said.

Director of Thiruvananthapuram-based Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), K Sivan clarified that there will be no launch this month and that launch services, which halted after the unsuccessful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H on August 31, will "resume in the first week of the new year".

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Rakesh Sasibhushan, CMD of Antrix (Isro's commercial arm), told TOI: "The January launch payload will comprise a combination of one Cartosat, 25 nano satellites and three micro-satellites. Finland is the new customer this time. The rest co-passengers are from existing foreign customers. Most of these small satellites are from the US."

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The launch of Cartosat-2 by the PSLV C40 rocket is a follow-on mission of the Cartosat-2 series with the primary objective of providing high-resolution scene specific spot imageries. The satellite, which carries panchromatic and multi-spectral cameras, is capable of delivering high-resolution data.

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Re: Cartosat-2F & 30 nanosats - PSLV C40 - early January 2018
« Reply #23 on: 12/13/2017 11:01 AM »
According to local newspapers the launch campaign for PSLV-C40 only began around december 12th. It is very likely this launch will slip to late January/Early February given past PSLV campaign durations.

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Re: Cartosat-2F & 30 nanosats - PSLV C40 - NET Jan 10, 2018
« Reply #25 on: 12/28/2017 01:57 PM »
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...major milestones were met on Christmas day: The team working on CARTO-2F successfully conducted simultaneous post-dynamic deployment of both arrays, stowed and cleared the spacecraft for further activities"

24x7 work on Christmas day at Isro

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Re: Cartosat-2F & 30 nanosats - PSLV C40 - NET Jan 10, 2018
« Reply #26 on: 12/29/2017 06:44 PM »
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The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday said it would launch 31 satellites, including India’s Cartosat-2 series earth observation space craft, in a single mission on January 10.
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 “The launch is tentatively scheduled for January 10,” a senior ISRO official said.
ISRO to launch 31 satellites in one go aboard PSLV

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Re: Cartosat-2F & 30 nanosats - PSLV C40 - NET Jan 10, 2018
« Reply #27 on: 01/02/2018 05:55 AM »
According to this news report, ISRO's baby rocket to carry small satellites, likely to take off in 2019, PSLV C-40 launch date has been changed to January 12.

ISRO's baby rocket to carry small satellites, likely to take off in 2019

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PSLV C-40 launch postponed until January 12

ISRO has made a slight change in the flight schedule of the PSLV C-40, which will carry 31 satellites, including a Cartosat series payload. The C-40 will lift off on January 12 instead of the originally announced January 10. The reason given is that one of the smaller Indian payloads is not ready yet. According to ISRO sources, the rocket will lift off from Sriharikota at 9.28 am.

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If they manage to launch this PSLV on January 12th it will probably be the shortest launch campaign ever at less than 45 days

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A0015/18 -  PSLV-C40 ROCKET LAUNCH FM SHAR RANGE,SRIHARIKOTA WILL TAKE PLACE AS PER FLW DETAILS.THE LAUNCH WILL BE ON ANY ONE OF THE DAY DRG THIS PERIOD.ACTUAL DATE OF LAUNCH WILL BE INTIMATED 24 HR IN ADVANCE THROUGH A SEPARATE NOTAM. LAUNCH PAD COORD: 134354N0801412E NO FLT IS PERMITTED OVER THE DNG ZONE. A.DNG ZONE-1 IS A CIRCLE OF 10NM AROUND THE LAUNCHER B.DNG ZONE-2 IS A RECTANGULAR  AREA BOUNDED BY: 1310N08025E 1325N08040E 1245N08115E 1230N08100E C.DNG ZONE-3 IS A RECTANGULAR  AREA BOUNDED BY: 1145N08120E 1210N08150E 1045N08255E 1020N08225E D.DNG ZONE-4 IS A RECTANGULAR AREA BOUNDED BY: 1015N08230E 1040N08300E 0950N08335E 0925N08305E E.DNG ZONE-5 IS A RECTANGULAR AREA BOUNDED BY: 0825N08320E 0825N08355E 0715N08355E 0715N08320E F.DNG ZONE-6 IS A RECTANGULAR AREA BONDED BY: 0300S08110E 0320S08230E 0705S08135E 0645S08015E G.DNG ZONE-7 IS A RECTANGULAR AREA BOUNDED BY 2945S07335E 3025S07610E 3955S07340E 3915S07105E ROUTES AFFECTED IN CHENNAI FIR: P761, W20, A465, P574, B466, L896, N563, N564, Q10, Q11, Q23, Q24, V3, V4, V6, V8, V9, V11 AND T3 END PART 1 OF 2. 0330-0730, 10 JAN 03:30 2018 UNTIL 03 FEB 07:30 2018. CREATED: 02 JAN 15:06 2018


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Mission brochure

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Some selected pics from the Mission Gallery

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It seems they have repainted the Mobile Service Tower (MST) of FLP anew. Or it could be a trick of photography, I do not know.

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PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission is Scheduled to be launched on Friday, Jan 12, 2018 at 09:28 Hrs (IST).

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That should 03:58 UTC on Jan 12, 2018

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It is interesting to note that there is very little info in the brochure regarding the payload carried by Microsat other than it being a technology demonstrator and a forerunner to a new class of satellites (operating from 300 km orbit?), though we do know from other sources that it is supposed to carry a high-res imager.

This is particularly significant as the section on INS-1C is far more verbose in the brochure.
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Photos of Cartosat-2F undergoing various tests (acoustic, vibration, dynamic balancing, solar panel deployment and illumination).

I do not remember if we have had images of Indian EO sats apparently undergoing illumination tests for its payload(?) as against those for solar panels which is usually the case.

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List of secondary payloads.

Telesat Phase-1 LEO
POC-1
PICSAT
CANYVAL-X
CNUSAIL-1
KAUSAT-5
SIGMA
STEP CUBE LAB
CBNT-2
Flock-3P’ (Four)
LEMUR (Four)
DemoSat-2
Micromas-2
Tyvak-61C
SpaceBEE (Four)
Fox-1D
Corvus BC3
Arkyd-6
CICERO-7
Microsat
INS-1C
« Last Edit: 01/10/2018 05:36 AM by Steven Pietrobon »
Akin's Laws of Spacecraft Design #1:  Engineering is done with numbers.  Analysis without numbers is only an opinion.

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Mission gallery updated with snaps of the fully assembled rocket

Note: The new Second Vehicle Assembly Building (SVAB) meant to serve Second Launch Pad (SLP) is nearing completion and can be seen at a distance in pic 3.
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Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 28 hr countdown of PSLV-C40/ Cartosat2 Series Satellite mission for Thursday, January 11, 2018 starting at 05:29hr IST
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The 28hr countdown activity of PSLV-C40/Cartosat2 Series Satellite Mission has started at 05:29hr IST today, Thursday, January 11, 2018
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Propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C40 is under progress
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« Last Edit: 01/11/2018 12:59 AM by vineethgk »

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