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Live coverage thread for this ISRO mission - Coverage from 2014 follows through to live updates of the launch.

William's overview article!
http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2015/03/pslv-launch-irnss-1d-indias-2015-campaign/
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Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, ???, 2014
« Reply #1 on: 07/01/2014 12:53 pm »

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Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, ???, 2014
« Reply #2 on: 07/11/2014 03:53 am »
IRNSS 1-D Payload flagoff

 After Successful Test & Evaluation, IRNSS-1D Payload was dispatched to ISITE/ISAC on July 01, 2014 for integration with Spacecraft.

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Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, ???, 2014
« Reply #3 on: 07/11/2014 04:12 am »
Any idea on launch timeline? Probably after GSLV Mk3 X1?

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Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, ???, 2014
« Reply #4 on: 07/11/2014 01:28 pm »
Any idea on launch timeline? Probably after GSLV Mk3 X1?

Since a PSLV was recently launched from FLP, assuming a minimum preparation/LV assembly time of 3 months..and factoring in one or maybe 2 months overhead...the earliest the launch could be end of October.

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Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, ???, 2014
« Reply #5 on: 07/12/2014 01:16 pm »
1C would be followed by 1D. Going by the recent/upcoming mission timelines and Oct/Nov cyclone period, this might get delayed to early Jan next year.

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Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, December 24-31, 2014
« Reply #6 on: 10/15/2014 08:56 pm »
Per IRNSS-1C post launch speeches, this one seems to slip to January 2015

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Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, January 2015
« Reply #7 on: 10/16/2014 06:26 am »
What is the typical turn-around time required for the First Launch Pad, involving all the cleaning, maintenance works and assembling of a new rocket? 2-3 months?

Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, January 2015
« Reply #8 on: 10/16/2014 08:36 am »
What is the typical turn-around time required for the First Launch Pad, involving all the cleaning, maintenance works and assembling of a new rocket? 2-3 months?

We don't know for sure, because this is the first time ISRO has taken up such a tight schedule of launches and missions.

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Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, January 2015
« Reply #9 on: 10/16/2014 08:40 am »
Before 1D, the GSLV-MKIII test launch is likely. ISRO chief said in 45 days which will be early December ..., unless postponed. I think it will use the second launch pad. So first will be available for launch by end of December or early Jan '15
1C would be followed by 1D. Going by the recent/upcoming mission timelines and Oct/Nov cyclone period, this might get delayed to early Jan next year.

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Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, January 2015
« Reply #10 on: 10/16/2014 09:07 am »
What is the typical turn-around time required for the First Launch Pad, involving all the cleaning, maintenance works and assembling of a new rocket? 2-3 months?


ISRO chairman said that the PSLV-C26 was assembled in 60 days at SDSC SHAR (around  01:14:05 mark ). Since PSLV-C26 used FLP, I guess it occupied launch pad for 60 days. And, from a news article, we have:
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Before every satellite is sent up, the launch pad needs a 45-day pre-launch ‘campaign' and a 15-day post-launch refurbishing of burnt-out systems.
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Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, March 2-8 2015
« Reply #11 on: 12/18/2014 03:59 am »
Launch now planned for the first week of March (source: ISRO DG)

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Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, March 2-8 2015
« Reply #13 on: 01/06/2015 06:19 am »
http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/isro-gears-up-to-launch-irnss-1d-115010600277_1.html

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"The launch campaign for IRNSS 1D has come, which starts on January 16. Within two months, all components from other ISRO labs have to reach Sriharikota. The launch is likely after March 15," a senior ISRO official told PTI.

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The other launches also relate to the IRNSS series with the IRNSS1E and IRNSS1-F satellites to be launched before the year end, he said.

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Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, March 9 2015
« Reply #14 on: 02/09/2015 07:36 am »
Launch now planned for March 9
source (in Telugu): http://www.andhrabhoomi.net/node/206958

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Re: IRNSS-1D, Indian PSLV C27, FLP, March 9 2015
« Reply #15 on: 02/24/2015 08:55 am »
Air-space closures:

A0309 / 15 - PSLV-C27 ROCKET LAUNCH FROM SHAR RANGE, SRIHARIKOTA WILL TAKEPLACE 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: 1343.2N 08013.8E NO FLT IS PERMITTED OVER THE DNG ZONE. 1.DNG ZONE 1 A CIRCLE OF 10NM RADIUS AROUND THE LAUNCHER 2.DNG ZONE 2 A RECTANGULAR AREA BOUNDED BY: 1330N 08030E 1350N 08035E 1335N 08130E 1315N 08125E 3.DNG ZONE 3 A RECTANGULAR AREA BOUNDED BY: 1300N 08210E 1330N 08215E 1255N 08405E 1225N 08400E 4.DNG ZONE 4 A RECTANGULAR AREA BOUNDED BY: 1220N 08405E 1300N 08415E 1245N 08510E 1205N 08500E 5.DNG ZONE 5 A RECTANGULAR AREA BOUNDED BY: 1110N 08825E 1145N 08835E 1135N 08910E 1100N 08900E 6.DNG ZONE 6 A RECTANGULAR AREA BOUNDED BY: 0915N 09445E 1005N 09505E 0945N 09600E 0855N 09540E 7.DNG ZONE 7 AN AREA BOUNDED BY: 1900S 13300W 1700S 13300W 1430S 11500W 0830S 09300W 1030S 09300W 1630S 11500W. ROUTES AFFECTED IN CHENNAI FIR ARE: L518 N571 P761 N877 W20 A465 P628 Q10 Q11 V003 V004 V009 AND V011 CLOSURE / ALTERNATE ROUTINGS: I) N571 NOT AVBL BTN DORAM AND BIKEN ALTN ROUTE: DORAM-B466-MMV VOR-DCT-BIKEN-N571 (BIDIRECTIONAL) II) P761 NOT AVBL MMV VOR AND PPB VOR ALTN ROUTE: MMV VOR-DCT-BIKEN-P762-PPB VOR (BIDIRECTIONAL) III) N877 NOT AVBL BTN ORARA AND LAGOG ALTN ROUTE: ORARA-DCT-BASOP-DCT- LAGOG (BIDIRECTIONAL) IV) W20 NOT AVBL BTN MMV VOR AND BODEL ALTN ROUTE: MMV VOR-TR319 / 139DEG-53NM-TTP VOR-TR357 / 177DEG -81NM-BODEL (BIDIRECTIONAL) V) A465 NOT AVBL BTN MMV VOR AND DOKET ALTN ROUTE: MMV VOR-TR 319/139 DEG-53NM-TTP VOR-TR035 / 215DEG -26NM-POINT'A '(140004.8N 0794709.7E) -TR054 / 234DEG-151NM- DOKET (BIDIRECTIONAL) VI) P628 NOT AVBL BTN IGREX AND PPB VOR (DUE DNG ZONE 6) ALTN ROUTE: EMRAN-DCT-AGEGA-DCT-PPB VOR (WESTBOUND ONLY) VII) ATS ROUTES L518 Q10 Q11 V003 V004 V009 AND V011 NOT AVBL. GND - UNL) END PART 2 OF 2, DLY 1100-1500, 09 MAR 11:00 2015 UNTIL 08 APR 15:00 2015. CREATED: 24 FEB 06:28 2015

So the launch would be in the evening local time. Someone may be able to find a launch time from Indian local sources....
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Re: IRNSS-1D - Indian PSLV C27 - March 9, 2015
« Reply #16 on: 02/28/2015 12:34 am »
Anyone got the launch time for March 9?
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Re: IRNSS-1D - Indian PSLV C27 - March 9, 2015
« Reply #17 on: 02/28/2015 09:46 am »
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Re: IRNSS-1D - Indian PSLV C27 - March 15, 2015
« Reply #18 on: 03/02/2015 03:41 am »
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/countdown-to-irnss-1d-on-march-7/article6949915.ece

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The 59-hour countdown for the launch of IRNSS 1D satellite, which will help India kick-start functioning of indigenous navigation system on a par with the U.S.’ Global Positioning System (GPS), will commence at 7.35 am on March 7

The launch is scheduled at the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 6.35 p.m. on March 9, a senior ISRO official told The Hindu.
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Re: IRNSS-1D - Indian PSLV C27 - March 15, 2015
« Reply #19 on: 03/02/2015 03:47 am »
http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/countdown-to-irnss-1d-on-march-7/article6949915.ece

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The 59-hour countdown for the launch of IRNSS 1D satellite, which will help India kick-start functioning of indigenous navigation system on a par with the U.S.’ Global Positioning System (GPS), will commence at 7.35 am on March 7

The launch is scheduled at the first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 6.35 p.m. on March 9, a senior ISRO official told The Hindu.

That would be 13:05 UTC on March 9.
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Hmm....zero updates from ISRO at T-5 days? This is a first for them since a few years ago....  ::)
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Hmm....zero updates from ISRO at T-5 days? This is a first for them since a few years ago....  ::)

As soon as I posted ISRO posted an update....that the launch has been postponed due to a transmitter problem on IRNSS-1D.  :P

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Launch of PSLV-C27 with IRNSS-1D postponed
The launch of India’s fourth Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1D onboard PSLV-C27 was originally scheduled for March 09, 2015 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. During the integrated electrical checks of Launch Vehicle along with Satellite after the closure of heat shield on March 03, 2015, an anomaly was observed in one of the telemetry transmitters of the Satellite. In order to resolve the technical anomaly through further test, simulation and analysis, the launch of PSLV-C27 with IRNSS-1D has been postponed.
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Re: IRNSS-1D - Indian PSLV C27 - NET March 15 2015
« Reply #22 on: 03/05/2015 06:49 am »
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Now the satellite has to be dismounted from the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-27 rocket and moved back to its testing location where it will be rectified.
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Re: IRNSS-1D - Indian PSLV C27 - NET March 15, 2015
« Reply #23 on: 03/05/2015 01:26 pm »
Wasn't a similar issue reported before IRNSS 1C launch too?

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Re: IRNSS-1D - Indian PSLV C27 - NET March 15, 2015
« Reply #24 on: 03/10/2015 07:33 am »
https://in.news.yahoo.com/isro-plans-launch-navigation-satellite-march-end-080805972.html

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"We are planning to launch the satellite by the end of this month. The replacement transmitter is getting ready and will be brought from our centre in Bangalore," M.Y.S. Prasad, director, Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), told IANS

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Re: Indian PSLV - C27 - with IRNSS-1D - March 15, 2015
« Reply #25 on: 03/11/2015 12:59 am »
Do we know what the window is for the 15th? Around 13:00 UTC I'm guessing?

Whooops, didn't read the post above (classic mistake of not reading the entire thread ;) )
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Re: Indian PSLV - C27 - with IRNSS-1D - March 15, 2015
« Reply #26 on: 03/11/2015 03:01 am »
Do we know what the window is for the 15th? Around 13:00 UTC I'm guessing?

I thought the article above says "end of March"? It definitely won't be on the 15th.
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Launch now planned for March 29 at 1300UTC
source (in Telugu)

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Some media in Tamil to-day mention a launch on March 27 quoting "ISRO scientists"
 http://www.dinakaran.com/News_Detail.asp?Nid=135799
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http://gadgets.ndtv.com/science/news/isros-fourth-navigation-satellite-to-be-mated-with-rocket-this-week-670964

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The Indian space agency is hoping to mate the country's fourth regional navigation satellite around March 19, after replacing a faulty transmitter on Monday, said a senior official.
"The new transmitter is expected to be fixed in the satellite and tested. Then the fully assembled satellite will be mated with the rocket," M.Y.S. Prasad, director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) told IANS over phone.

The transmitter from Isro Satellite Centre, located in Bangalore and that is part of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), reached SDSC on Sunday.

After mating the satellite with the rocket, a full system check would be carried out and then the rocket launch date would be fixed.

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http://gadgets.ndtv.com/science/news/isros-fourth-navigation-satellite-to-be-mated-with-rocket-this-week-670964

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The Indian space agency is hoping to mate the country's fourth regional navigation satellite around March 19, after replacing a faulty transmitter on Monday, said a senior official.
"The new transmitter is expected to be fixed in the satellite and tested. Then the fully assembled satellite will be mated with the rocket," M.Y.S. Prasad, director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) told IANS over phone.

The transmitter from Isro Satellite Centre, located in Bangalore and that is part of Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), reached SDSC on Sunday.

After mating the satellite with the rocket, a full system check would be carried out and then the rocket launch date would be fixed.

Please tell them to refrain from scheduling the launch between March 25-27 - I don't think Chris and me and others can withstand at least 6 launches in 3 days.  :P
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http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/isro-to-encourage-rural-students-to-use-satellite-data-chairman/article7001207.ece

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IRNSS-1D to fly on March 28

The rescheduled navigation satellite IRNSS-1D will now be launched on March 28, ISRO Chairman A.S. Kirankumar said on Monday.

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"The rocket launch is tentatively fixed at 5.19pm on March 28" (i.e. 1149UTC)
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/science/news/isro-plans-to-launch-fourth-navigation-satellite-on-march-28-672459

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I'm curious the launch brochure has not been released yet...

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NOTAM
A0412/15
-  PSLV-C27 ROCKET LAUNCH FROM 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: 1343.2N 08013.8E NO FLT IS PERMITTED OVER THE DNG ZONE. 1.DNG ZONE-1 A CIRCLE OF 10NM RADIUS AROUND THE LAUNCHER 2.DNG ZONE-2 A RECTANGULAR  AREA BOUNDED BY: 1330N 08030E 1350N 08035E 1335N 08130E 1315N 08125E 3.DNG ZONE-3 A RECTANGULAR  AREA BOUNDED BY: 1300N 08210E 1330N 08215E 1255N 08405E 1225N 08400E 4.DNG ZONE-4 A RECTANGULAR AREA BOUNDED BY: 1220N 08405E 1300N 08415E 1245N 08510E 1205N 08500E 5.DNG ZONE-5 A RECTANGULAR AREA BOUNDED BY: 1110N 08825E 1145N 08835E 1135N 08910E 1100N 08900E 6.DNG ZONE-6 A RECTANGULAR AREA BOUNDED BY: 0915N 09445E 1005N 09505E 0945N 09600E 0855N 09540E 7.DNG ZONE-7 AN AREA BOUNDED BY: 1900S 13300W 1700S 13300W 1430S 11500W 0830S 09300W 1030S 09300W 1630S 11500W ROUTES AFFECTED IN CHENNAI FIR ARE: L518 N571 P761 N877 W20 A465 P628 Q10 Q11 V003 V004 V009 AND V011 END PART 1 OF 2. 1100-1500, 28 MAR 11:00 2015 UNTIL 08 APR 15:00 2015. CREATED: 13 MAR 05:29 2015

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"The rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-PSLV-XL - has been moved to the launch pad or the umbilical tower. The rocket will be fixed to the umbilical tower,"

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/isro-gearing-up-for-countrys-fourth-navigation-satellite-pslv-xls-launch/articleshow/46661443.cms

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The 59 and half hour count-down of PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission has started at 05:49 hr IST on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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26-03-2015

PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update:
- Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has commenced at 09:40 hr (IST)

- Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has been completed. Preparations for Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation are under progress.

- Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of Fourth Stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has commenced at 16:15 hr (IST)

- Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of Fourth Stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has been completed by 19:00 hr (IST)
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27-03-2015

PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update:
- PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D countdown operations are progressing normally. Propellant filling operation of second stage (PS2) of PSLV-C27 will be initiated by midnight of today.
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http://isro.gov.in/update/28-mar-2015/propellant-filling-operation-of-second-stage-ps2-of-pslv-c27-completed-early

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Mar 28, 2015
Propellant filling operation of second stage (PS2) of PSLV-C27 is completed by early morning today. PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D countdown operations are progressing normally.
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Live telecast starts at 4:30 PM IST, available on ISRO webcast and DoorDarshan National TV.

ISRO webcast:
http://isro.gov.in/irnss-programme/webcast-sriharikota
http://24framesdigital.com/isro/webcast/280315/

DD News:
http://webcast.gov.in/live/

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^Looks like the webcast will begin at 16:50 (IST) not 16:30.
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On television coverage has begun.
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I got this one to work:
http://webcast.gov.in/live/ - but it's still in the daily news.

If you see coverage on any other link, please post (and we'll take as many screenshots as possible).
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I got this one to work:
http://webcast.gov.in/live/ - but it's still in the daily news.

If you see coverage on any other link, please post (and we'll take as many screenshots as possible).

Coverage started here:
http://isro.gov.in/irnss-programme/webcast-sriharikota
http://24framesdigital.com/isro/webcast/280315/

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They are having a quick update.

All normal at T-30 mins.
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Thanks! That's working for me now :)
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There you go Chris. I think the ISRO cameraman heard your lament about not being able to see the former Chairman.

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Oh I think I see him in the gallery, observing!

Yep, there he is! :)
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Weather's green on ground (15 m/s allowable against 8 m/s observed) as well as high altitude winds. No lightning activity. Beautiful day.


EDIT:
Some cool information on allowable meteorological conditions for launch. The Day Of Launch Inertial Loads Update measurement. (Yes, I stole the acronym. Sue me :P) 4 balloons released at


T -2:45 hrs
T -2:20 hrs
T -2:00 hrs
T -1:40 hrs


Electric field limit < 1000 V/m.
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Is this the first time we've been able to see strap-on jettison? :D :D  I was rooting for the EDIT: Korolev Tsiolkovsky cross (but that didn't seem to materialise - it probably doesn't happen on the PSLV because of the number and the geometry of the strap-ons). Commentator said visibility was so good that we might've been able to see S1 sep, but the cameraman slewed to a shot of smoke plume. :-/
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Is this the first time we've been able to see strap-on jettison? :D :D  I was rooting for the Tsiolkovsky cross, but that didn't seem to materialise. Commentator said visibility was so good that we might've been able to see S1 sep, but the cameraman slewed to a shot of smoke plume. :-/

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ISRO chief congratulating ISRO staff for being awarded Gandhi Peace Prize 2014 (http://forum.nasaspaceflight.com/index.php?topic=32023.msg1352051#msg1352051).
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ISRO Chairman addressing the gathering.

Let me congratulate the entire ISRO team for the 28th consecutive successful mission of the PSLV

PSLV launch system shows that it has come of age, despite the small hiccup with the satellite, in one of its subsystems.

Would like to congratulate the ISRO team for getting the Gandhi Peace Prize, announced yesterday.

Recognition of the work ISRO has been doing since decades to apply space technology to solving the problems of the country.

At the same time, the country has placed a great responsibility on ISRO.


---

Project Director

Completed the minimum essential requirement of four satellites to enable IRNSS operation.

Orbital injection details: 282.5 km (284 km) x 20,644 km (20,650 km).
Inclination, and AOP are within specified. One order better than the expected dispersion.

With this mission 4 successful missions in one financial year.


Mission after mission, we've been improving through rigorous reviews.
(Bravo. Reviews, and analysis, not only after anomalous events)


The next PSLV in June (UK satellites on board)
The next one after that is the 5th IRNSS one.


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Director of ISAC (?)

Transmitter on IRNSS turned on.
S/C is power positive. All arrays deployed.
Pyro also fired, Thrust control enabled, in 3 axis control.

Refers to this week being a navigation week. :D For the GNSS, GPS and IRNSS launches this week.

Thanks everyone - from the technician who welds plumb lines, to someone who solders a circuit, to everyone involved.


---


Director VSSC (M. Chandradathan)

"Every successful mission is an occasion to rejoice, and to accumulate more energy to come out with more power, to pursue further goals."

2015 is a very critical year, to have a minimum of 5 more missions this year.
3 more PSLVs, the GLSV-D6 with the indigenous cryo engine (CUS-25?), and... <drum roll> RLV-TD!

Confident on ability to deliver. Says that 1/3rd of all staff at all ISRO centres comprise the youth, and comments on the energy they bring.

Thanks the govt. for support, and exhorts people to continue to keep ISRO at the top of the rankings of government agencies.

---

Shivakumar

IRNSS should be activated by April.

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Director LPSC (K Sivan)

It's not only a result of the PSLV maturity, but also a result of the tireless efforts and many sleepless nights. (Wait. what? If it's mature, then why sleepless nights)


Another important thing that he wants to declare, with the permission of the Chairman... The first integrated test of the CUS-25 was conducted last week, and the engine has been tested to the rated level. Now working toward extending the duration to 200s and then to flight duration. The C-25 is on fast-track mode.

To realise the flight of the GSLV Mk-III within the next two years.

In addition to the ongoing pursuit of engines that power higher payloads to orbit.

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(I skipped the address of a few others, with mundanity :P)

Now current Chairman calling on his predecessor to convey a few words... Ahh. Indian work culture and seniority reverence. When will you de-orbit? :P
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Congratulations to ISRO for the successful launch and deployment.

Man, those solids really scoot don't they?

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With 4 IRNSS satellites, achieved minimum required configuration for IRNSS navigation service.

IRNSS-1D solar panels depolyed, thrusters working fine, signals acquired at Biak mission control center.
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2 objects have been catalogued by USSTRATCOM
2015-018A/40547 in 278 x 20567 km x 19.22° (presumably the S/C)
2015-018B/40548 in 278 x 20898 x 19.08° (presumably PSLV 4th stage)

I could not travel to Sriharikota this time and had to witness the launch of PSLV C27 from Chennai. Chennai is about 80 kms from the launch pad at Sriharikota. All the pics were taken through my ED80 telescope and Canon 500D. But the good thing was that for the first time I was able to catch the 2nd stage ignition. Normally this gets hidden when viewing from SHAR since we are viewing the launch from behind the rocket path. Chennai gets an almost broadside view.

First stage with all 6 strap on boosters
http://i.imgur.com/M9fkAnPh.png

Boosters 1,2,3,4 Ejected
http://i.imgur.com/Ov2vT3qh.png

First stage with boosters 5,6
http://i.imgur.com/aMMz0jHh.png

Boosters 5,6 ejected
http://i.imgur.com/BPB4bHqh.png

First stage without any boosters
http://i.imgur.com/cLJNUW8h.png

First stage expended
http://i.imgur.com/JlJIRBfh.png

First stage separation
http://i.imgur.com/lDL7n7hh.png

Second stage ignition
http://i.imgur.com/R0aqinZh.png


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My congrats to India on this successful launch, and many thanks to those here for the coverage.

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With 4 IRNSS satellites, achieved minimum required configuration for IRNSS navigation service.

The prime reason for the cadence and payloads of recent PSLV launches is to initiate navigation service?

Satellite          Launch
IRNSS 1A        July 1, 2013
MOM               November 5, 2013
IRNSS 1B        April 4, 2014
SPOT 7, et al   June 30, 2014
IRNSS 1C        October 15, 2014
IRNSS 1D        March 28, 2015

(The exceptions are MOM and SPOT--but MOM had a brief launch window to reach Mars, and SPOT was a launch revenue source.)

If the navigation service is a priority, why not launch 1E, 1F, and 1G as the next three PSLV payloads this year?

Are there other considerations?

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They could have a single team that works sequentially on testing, preparation and integration. Then you have the LEOP and commissioning that's also better done sequentially. Why double the teams for just 7 birds?

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If the navigation service is a priority, why not launch 1E, 1F, and 1G as the next three PSLV payloads this year?

Are there other considerations?

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From the "Indian Launch Schedule" thread , the remaining PSLV launches this year are:
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            - PSLV(XL) C29 - IRNSS-1E

Q4    - PSLV (XL) C34 SLP- AstroSat-1 + LAPAN-A2 (Indon.) + TeLEOS-1(Sing.) + SkySat#

of these the DMC3(UK) and the LAPAN-A2 etc launches earn revenue.


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Reasons cud be:
1. As pointed out by Baldusi ..  There IS one team  ( we can see same faces in every PSLV launch video  manning same consoles .. except payload specialists )
2. Only 2 Launch assembly facilities hinder back to back launches in a very short period
3. Surely third party launches can't be sidelined for own 'secondary'  missions ..  Sky will not fall if IRNSS system is not up in immediate future.
4. IRNSS has a totally different orbit so they can neither be clubbed with Polar nor with  'PSLV launched GSO' payloads. They call for dedicated launch.
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Launch replay.



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Just to add in my guess, maybe there was a bit of pressure from the military/security establishment to have a minimum working independent navigation system ASAP for their needs. Perhaps that has been achieved with this launch..
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The first orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1D is successfully completed by firing the Apogee Motor at 17 28 hrs IST, on March 29, 2015.

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Reasons cud be:
1. As pointed out by Baldusi ..  There IS one team  ( we can see same faces in every PSLV launch video  manning same consoles .. except payload specialists )
2. Only 2 Launch assembly facilities hinder back to back launches in a very short period
3. Surely third party launches can't be sidelined for own 'secondary'  missions ..  Sky will not fall if IRNSS system is not up in immediate future.
4. IRNSS has a totally different orbit so they can neither be clubbed with Polar nor with  'PSLV launched GSO' payloads. They call for dedicated launch.

And at some point they will expire and need to be replaced. Read somewhere that the original plan was to spread the launches once every six months, and to retain two ground spares. Should be easier to maintain the constellation?

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Reasons cud be:
1. As pointed out by Baldusi ..  There IS one team  ( we can see same faces in every PSLV launch video  manning same consoles .. except payload specialists )
2. Only 2 Launch assembly facilities hinder back to back launches in a very short period
3. Surely third party launches can't be sidelined for own 'secondary'  missions ..  Sky will not fall if IRNSS system is not up in immediate future.
4. IRNSS has a totally different orbit so they can neither be clubbed with Polar nor with  'PSLV launched GSO' payloads. They call for dedicated launch.

And at some point they will expire and need to be replaced. Read somewhere that the original plan was to spread the launches once every six months, and to retain two ground spares. Should be easier to maintain the constellation?
Current GSO comm birds have what, 10 year of expected life? That would require the replacement of IRNSS-1A by 2023, probably ready by 2020. If the last bird is IRNSS-1G and goes up by 2017, they will probably be working on the second version for straight replacement.

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Congrats to the Indian government for a successful launch!
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The third orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1D is successfully completed by firing the Apogee Motor for 22 minutes, at 11 37 hrs IST, on March 31, 2015. The orbital parameters are: Perigee Altitude: 23881 km, Apogee Altitude: 35569 km. Orbit period: 18hr 57min.

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The fourth and final orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1D is successfully completed by firing the Apogee Motor for 493 seconds, at 06 42 hrs IST, on on April 01, 2015. The orbital parameters are: Perigee Altitude: 35556 km, Apogee Altitude: 35603 km, Inclination: 30.463 degree and Orbit period: 23hr 45min .
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Apr 11, 2015
IRNSS-1D post launch update: Station acquisition manoeuvres for IRNSS 1D were successfully carried out.

The health of IRNSS-1D spacecraft is normal.
Station acquisition manoeuvres for IRNSS 1D were successfully carried out. The performance is nominal. IRNSS-1D has been positioned at its assigned orbital slot of 111.75 deg E. The orbital period is 23 hr 55 min 59 sec. In Orbit Testing of the satellite is in progress.

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