Nice launch and mission! Why the huge discrepancy between the original schedule for RISAT-2BRR2 and the new reputed date of February? Maybe the preparation for SSLV-1?
Hmm...I thought the main satellite is supposed to be a secret....
Nice video of the launch, as viewed from Chennai
Hmm...I thought the main satellite is supposed to be a secret....https://twitter.com/isro/status/1205102264580329478
Has anyone answered, or found the answer to, why a PSLV-QL was used on this launch, as opposed to Core Alone (or DL for that matter)?
Quote from: zubenelgenubi on 02/03/2020 09:49 pmHas anyone answered, or found the answer to, why a PSLV-QL was used on this launch, as opposed to Core Alone (or DL for that matter)?I donít know the answer, and I was asking the same question.My logic is that the lighter the payload, the less capable variant of a rocket family you use to launch it.
Circling back to this 2019 mission:There was discussion that the rocket had larger capacity than was used.This image looks to me like a dual launch adapter rather than the usual payload adapter for single-main-payload missions. There is a cataloged debris object 2019-089G which SpaceTrack tags with radar cross section = LARGE.It has been pointed out to me that the inclination versus time of object G shows a change in May 2020 suggesting maybe that something finished outgassing?Maybe there was a dummy second payload that replaced a planned second primary payload?Interested in other interpretations.