Another question to ask: does the fairing’s new ogive shape have to do with weight reduction?Something’s telling me that the new fairing is being constructed with lightweight material.
Quote from: ZachS09 on 12/23/2019 03:10 pmAnother question to ask: does the fairing’s new ogive shape have to do with weight reduction?Something’s telling me that the new fairing is being constructed with lightweight material.The new payload fairing is made up of composite material so yes it will be lighter. But main benefits of new payload fairing will be increased payload bay space and reduced aerodynamic stress on the vehicle during the atmospheric phase of flight. The GSLV Mk-3 also underwent a similar change between the X and D1 missions with it's heatshield also being changed to a composite based ogive design.
So, PAM-G still planned onboard?
So....will there be any ISRO launch this month (or the next) at all?
GISAT-1 launch February 10-16 :https://aajtak.intoday.in/story/india-will-launch-gisat-1-satellite-in-valentine-s-day-week-2020-gift-tstr-1-1158455.htmlhttps://www.gstv.in/isro-will-launch-countrys-first-gisat-1-satellite-gujarati-news/https://www.newsone11.in/isro-will-give-the-countrys-best-gift-will-be-launched-in-february/https://bengali.mahanagar24x7.com/isro-will-launch-gisat-1-satalight-to-space-in-february/
So, erm, any NOTAMs or other notices for this flight yet?
ISRO To Launch GISAT-1 Earth Observation Satellite On 28th Feb, 2020http://www.indiandefensenews.in/2020/02/isro-to-launch-gisat-1-earth.htmlTo at 5:30 am (LT) (00:00 UTC)
श्रीहरिकोटा स्थित सतीश धवन अंतरिक्ष केंद्र (एसडीएससी) शार, में भू-अवलोकन उपग्रह जीआइसैट-1 के प्रक्षेपण की तैयारियां चल रही हैं। इस उपग्रह का प्रक्षेपण इसी महीने के अंत तक होने की संभावना है। इसे भू-स्थैतिक प्रक्षेपण यान (जीएसएलवी-मार्क-2 एफ-10) से लांच किया जाएगा।
Preparations are underway to launch the Earth Observation Satellite GIAT-1 at Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch of this satellite is expected by the end of this month. It will be launched with a Geostationary Launch Vehicle (GSLV-Mark-2F-10).
First pictures coming from Shriharikota of the Assembly of GSLV MK2 F-10 (looks like a picture from dec-jan).The launch is on 5th March.