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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch mid 2013
« Reply #60 on: 01/08/2013 06:12 pm »
What sort of planetary mission capabilities does it have?

GSLV Mk 2 and GSLV Mk3/LVM3 have capability to deliver nearly 2300 kg and 4000 kg respectively in EPO.

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch mid 2013
« Reply #61 on: 01/09/2013 12:02 am »
If the Mark-III works out fine, there is the possibility of a Mark-IV:







Other possible variants:

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch mid 2013
« Reply #62 on: 01/24/2013 07:15 pm »
Acoustics suppression system for LVM3
Nasadiya Sukta:
Srishti se pehle sat nahin thaa, asat bhi nahin | Antariksh bhi nahin, aakaash bhi nahin thaa | chhipaa thaa kyaa, kahaan, kisne dhakaa thaa | us pal to agam, atal jal bhi kahaan thaa ||

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch end 2013
« Reply #63 on: 01/25/2013 07:55 am »
Is the suborbital mission of GSLV Mk3 still going to take place this year?
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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch end 2013
« Reply #64 on: 01/25/2013 10:55 pm »
Does anybody know if the X1 mission of the GSLV Mk-3 is still set for 2013?
According to ISRO's launch schedule the PSLV C-25 is to lift off from the second launch pad in october, the second launch pad normally has a 3 month turn round time for launches so i suspect GSLV-3 has slipped into 2014.

Not possible this year, as ISRO will be be busy till the end of November with the MangalYaan mission.
Nasadiya Sukta:
Srishti se pehle sat nahin thaa, asat bhi nahin | Antariksh bhi nahin, aakaash bhi nahin thaa | chhipaa thaa kyaa, kahaan, kisne dhakaa thaa | us pal to agam, atal jal bhi kahaan thaa ||

From: 1st verse of 129th Hymn of the 10th Book of Rig Veda

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch end 2013
« Reply #65 on: 01/26/2013 09:19 pm »
LVM3 payload fairing acoustic test images (Thanks Tarmak007)


Nasadiya Sukta:
Srishti se pehle sat nahin thaa, asat bhi nahin | Antariksh bhi nahin, aakaash bhi nahin thaa | chhipaa thaa kyaa, kahaan, kisne dhakaa thaa | us pal to agam, atal jal bhi kahaan thaa ||

From: 1st verse of 129th Hymn of the 10th Book of Rig Veda

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch end 2013
« Reply #66 on: 01/27/2013 03:21 am »
Hmm, those pictures look quite old. I remember seeing them some months after the most recent failure of GSLV-Mk2.

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch end 2013
« Reply #67 on: 01/27/2013 09:06 am »
Hmm, those pictures look quite old. I remember seeing them some months after the most recent failure of GSLV-Mk2.

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch end 2013
« Reply #68 on: 01/27/2013 01:14 pm »
Hmm, those pictures look quite old. I remember seeing them some months after the most recent failure of GSLV-Mk2.

Yes, the pics are old. The dimensions of the PF are 10.65 m height and 5m diameter.
Nasadiya Sukta:
Srishti se pehle sat nahin thaa, asat bhi nahin | Antariksh bhi nahin, aakaash bhi nahin thaa | chhipaa thaa kyaa, kahaan, kisne dhakaa thaa | us pal to agam, atal jal bhi kahaan thaa ||

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch mid 2013
« Reply #69 on: 01/28/2013 05:33 pm »
What sort of planetary mission capabilities does it have?

GSLV Mk 2 and GSLV Mk3/LVM3 have capability to deliver nearly 2300 kg and 4000 kg respectively in EPO.



Thanks for that info. Hoping it will be ready in time for their second Mars mission.

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch mid 2013
« Reply #70 on: 01/28/2013 10:04 pm »
What sort of planetary mission capabilities does it have?

GSLV Mk 2 and GSLV Mk3/LVM3 have capability to deliver nearly 2300 kg and 4000 kg respectively in EPO.



Thanks for that info. Hoping it will be ready in time for their second Mars mission.

Yeah same here  :).


Here is a possible payload accommodation for LVM3 and a comparison with PSLV
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Nasadiya Sukta:
Srishti se pehle sat nahin thaa, asat bhi nahin | Antariksh bhi nahin, aakaash bhi nahin thaa | chhipaa thaa kyaa, kahaan, kisne dhakaa thaa | us pal to agam, atal jal bhi kahaan thaa ||

From: 1st verse of 129th Hymn of the 10th Book of Rig Veda

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch end 2013
« Reply #71 on: 02/25/2013 03:28 pm »
I believe that everything will depend on GSLV Mrk II success... isnt it? Because, I believe many systems are the same for both. So any Mrk II delay will definitely affect Mrk III too.

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch end 2013
« Reply #72 on: 02/26/2013 02:36 am »
I believe that everything will depend on GSLV Mrk II success... isnt it? Because, I believe many systems are the same for both. So any Mrk II delay will definitely affect Mrk III too.

Actually they are not related. LVM3 is a next generation launcher of ISRO with a completely new design independent of GSLV Mk2. All the avionics sub systems are newly developed with a high degree of miniaturization and better performance and have already been tested in flight as a payload on PSLVs.
Nasadiya Sukta:
Srishti se pehle sat nahin thaa, asat bhi nahin | Antariksh bhi nahin, aakaash bhi nahin thaa | chhipaa thaa kyaa, kahaan, kisne dhakaa thaa | us pal to agam, atal jal bhi kahaan thaa ||

From: 1st verse of 129th Hymn of the 10th Book of Rig Veda

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch early 2014
« Reply #73 on: 03/11/2013 10:41 am »
Any idea about the status of the third launch pad at SHAR? Is it ready? There is no mention on ISRO website on the ground facilities page.
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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch early 2014
« Reply #74 on: 03/11/2013 10:47 am »
Is ISRO so secretive about its work because it is never realistic about its launch schedules and needs to keep on postponing? Most schedules are never met. The initial announcement is made with a lot of fanfare and media glare. Then as the dates keep slipping there is total silence. Now that ISRO has commercial interest in its launch markets, it needs to learn to be more professional and set realistic schedules and stick to them.

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch early 2014
« Reply #75 on: 03/11/2013 11:20 pm »
Is ISRO so secretive about its work because it is never realistic about its launch schedules and needs to keep on postponing? Most schedules are never met. The initial announcement is made with a lot of fanfare and media glare. Then as the dates keep slipping there is total silence. Now that ISRO has commercial interest in its launch markets, it needs to learn to be more professional and set realistic schedules and stick to them.

The problem is that ISRO goes with over ambition some times and make their schedule so tight that they are not able to concentrate on all of them at a time. They should sketch the schedule based on reality instead of fantasy. ISRO has to realize that we  depend on our own technology building from scratch. This needs a lot of time hence the schedules should be sketched accordingly instead of Jumping on things

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch early 2014
« Reply #76 on: 03/12/2013 04:24 am »
At two or three launchers per year, India is hardly in the regime of a high launch rate.
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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch early 2014
« Reply #77 on: 03/19/2013 12:50 am »
As Steve said, we don't really have a high rate of launch. But hornbill2007, ISRO isn't really secretive about its schedules. Antrix has been operating for sometime now, and they're doing pretty well in terms of revenue generation for ISRO. You don't get there by being shoddy to work with. i.e. I'm sure there's a free flow of timeline (and other necessary) information with their customers.

The difference is that, in India, there's hardly any emphasis on proactive, public disclosure of information. So they don't bother making press-releases, or updating their websites. I'm sure if someone called up Antrix, and managed to speak to an officer and listed press as the reason for request, they wouldn't turn you down.


Edit: And, as has been pointed out - the reasons for the delay are numerous. You could say, though, that they track back to two primary causes : our position on the technology maturity ladder, and the second being shoestring budgets.
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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch early 2014
« Reply #78 on: 03/20/2013 03:38 pm »
As Steve said, we don't really have a high rate of launch. But hornbill2007, ISRO isn't really secretive about its schedules. Antrix has been operating for sometime now, and they're doing pretty well in terms of revenue generation for ISRO. You don't get there by being shoddy to work with. i.e. I'm sure there's a free flow of timeline (and other necessary) information with their customers.

The difference is that, in India, there's hardly any emphasis on proactive, public disclosure of information. So they don't bother making press-releases, or updating their websites. I'm sure if someone called up Antrix, and managed to speak to an officer and listed press as the reason for request, they wouldn't turn you down.


Edit: And, as has been pointed out - the reasons for the delay are numerous. You could say, though, that they track back to two primary causes : our position on the technology maturity ladder, and the second being shoestring budgets.
Budget would be a major hurdle. But that is when ISRO needs targeted spending, instead of distributing funding inadequacy among a lot of programmes. I would not have wanted ISRO to go into something like Chandrayaan series without maturing on launch vehicle technology. And now ISRO is talking Mars. 

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Re: GSLV Mk-3 first launch end 2013/early 2014
« Reply #79 on: 04/04/2013 02:22 am »
"The first experimental flight of the GSLV Mark III will take place one year from now," K Radhakrishnan, Chairman, Indian Space Research Organisation

http://ibnlive.in.com/news/gslvmk-iii-experimental-flight-in-2014-isro-chairman-radhakrishnan/383001-3.html

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