1) S200/HS200 nozzles for LVM3 - a requirement of 65 nozzles for next 5 years.
2) SS2 and SS3 nozzles for SSLV - a requirement of 6 nozzles.
Quote from: vyoma on 06/02/2023 04:16 am2) SS2 and SS3 nozzles for SSLV - a requirement of 6 nozzles.Not a great demand (yet?) for SSLV?
Is GSLV MkII perhaps to be phased out over the coming years? The demand, domestic and foreign, seems to be for PSLV and LVM-3.
International Conference on Spacecraft Mission Operations on June 8 and 9The International Conference on Spacecraft Mission Operations (SMOPS-2023), organised by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in collaboration with the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and in association with industry partners will be held on June 8 and 9.The conference aims to bring together Space agencies, start-ups, industry, and academia to discuss emerging technologies and automation in Space mission operations and ground segment.
Out of 424 foreign satellites launched till date by India, 389 were launched in the last nine years of the government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Further, out of 174 million US dollars earned, 157 million came in the last nine years and similarly out of 256 million Euros earned so far, 223 million came during the 9 years of the Modi regime.This was stated here today by Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space Dr. Jitendra Singh today in an exclusive interview with DD News.
Norway explores Space Collaboration with ISROJune 07, 2023Norwegian Ambassador, H.E. Mr. Hans Jacob Frydenlund, paid a visit to the Chairman, ISRO, Shri Somanath S, at the ISRO Headquarters on June 7, 2023. Accompanying the ambassador were officials from Kongsberg Satellite Service (KSAT), a Norway-based organization specializing in satellite communication and maritime surveillance services.The Chairman welcomed the visitors and appreciated Norway's technical support to the Indian Space programme. He provided an overview of India's progress in involving private players in the space domain and highlighted the opportunities available for foreign participants.The Norwegian Ambassador acknowledged the numerous commonalities between India and Norway, including their shared democratic values, focus on oceans and climate issues, and technological competencies. He also recognized the growing influx of talent from India to Norway, indicating the strong ties between the two nations.Ms Indregard Marte, Chief Commercial Officer of KSAT expressed the company's eagerness to transition from a supporting role to establishing technical partnerships with ISRO and India. She specifically mentioned KSAT's plans for satellite communication services and maritime surveillance services. ISRO extended an invitation to the KSAT team to explore the expansion of its navigational services for ship and aircraft monitoring to the global stage, proposing the establishment of a ground station in India.The meeting concluded with a mutual agreement on the importance of maintaining a continued partnership and fostering increased engagements between India and Norway in the field of space exploration and technology. Both sides expressed their commitment to further collaboration and cooperation in the future.
Newsletter: India is the space industry's sleeping giantI caught up with Mike Gold to unpack why “India will not only fill the void that Russia is leaving, but will far exceed it" as a space superpower.
Investing in Space: India is the industry’s ‘sleeping giant,’ according to an expert behind the international Artemis AccordsPUBLISHED THU, JUN 29 202310:43 AM EDTMichael Sheetz
India has lot of billionaires and talent, just need a billionaire keen on space who wants to be a millionaire.
QuoteSynopsisThe Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will soon transfer its Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) to the private sector, after conducting two development flights of the rocket that seeks to provide on-demand services to put satellites weighing up to 500 kg in a low-earth orbit. The space agency has decided to opt for the bidding route to transfer the mini-rocket to the industry, a senior official said.The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will soon transfer its Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) to the private sector, after conducting two development flights of the rocket that seeks to provide on-demand services to put satellites weighing up to 500 kg in a low-earth orbit. The space agency has decided to opt for the bidding route to transfer the mini-rocket to the industry, a senior official said."We will be transferring the SSLV completely to the private sector. Not just the manufacturing, but full transfer," the official said.The maiden flight of the SSLV in August last year was a failure due to vibration disturbance for a short duration on the Equipment Bay deck during the second-stage separation.The ISRO took corrective actions after conducting an in-depth analysis of the fault and carried out a successful launch of the SSLV in February.The SSLV injected the ISRO's EOS-07 satellite, US-based firm Antaris' Janus-1 and Chennai-based space start-up Space Kidz's AzaadiSAT-2 satellites into a 450-km circular orbit.Small rockets, such as the SSLV, target nano and micro-satellites, which weigh less than 10 kg and 100 kg respectively, and offer on-demand launch services, without requiring clients to wait for larger rockets to carry them as co-passengers.Last year, the ISRO had awarded a contract to build five polar satellite launch vehicles (PSLVs), its warhorse rocket with 54 successful launches, to a consortium of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited and Larsen and Toubro....The SSLV was the sixth launch vehicle developed by the ISRO after the Satellite Launch Vehicle-3 (SLV-3), Advanced Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV), Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and Launch Vehicle Mark-3 (LVM-3). The SLV-3 and the ASLV have since been retired.
SynopsisThe Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will soon transfer its Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) to the private sector, after conducting two development flights of the rocket that seeks to provide on-demand services to put satellites weighing up to 500 kg in a low-earth orbit. The space agency has decided to opt for the bidding route to transfer the mini-rocket to the industry, a senior official said.
Bengaluru: The HAL-L&T consortium, which bagged the order to manufacture five PSLV rockets from Space PSU NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), is expected to deliver the first launch vehicle ahead of schedule.
As per the contract, which was signed in August 2022, the first of the five rockets were to be ready by August 2024. Isro chairman S Somanath told TOI: “As per the contract, they were to supply the first PSLV in 24 months. But given the progress, we are now confident of it happening ahead of schedule and the first of the rockets may fly as early as in March 2024.”
“...The game-changer has been that the public-private partnership that we are talking about has become a reality in this programme. Today, we are working closely with L&T to make the programme successful and also meet timelines. In fact, the way we’re progressing, we’re very confident of delivering the first one ahead of schedule, by March or April 2024,” Ananthakrishnan said.
HAL and L&T will be handling their share of the work — HAL taking care of the liquid stages and the bus structure, and L&T, the solid ones — before taking all stages to Isro’s rocket-building centre, Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSCC), for integration. “We are looking to complete the delivery of the five PSLVs by the end of 2025. However, the capacity we have created can handle up to eight PSLVs per year. In the future, we are expecting orders of six-eight PSLVs every year,” Ananthakrishnan said.
ISRO Unveils Vital Facilities for Solid Motor AdvancementJuly 12, 2023Today, at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC-SHAR), a group of vital facilities essential for the enhancement of solid motor realization were inaugurated by Shri Somanath S., Chairman, ISRO/Secretary, Department of Space. Shri A. Rajarajan, Director of SDSC-SHAR, and Directors from other ISRO Centres/Units were present.SDSC-SHAR is responsible for the development of solid motors/segments for ISRO's acclaimed launch vehicles including PSLV, GSLV, LVM3, and SSLV. It aims establishing 29 primary and 16 auxiliary facilities to bolster solid propellant processing capabilities striving to achieve 2X improvement in its capacity. Commencing the first phase of this initiative, today's inauguration unveiled five key facilities dedicated to solid propellant mixing, casting, machining, as well as the non-destructive testing of cast segments.
India’s space agency, ISRO, is jointly developing a nuclear-powered engine along with Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC), it is reliably learnt.
According to sources, ISRO-BARC are developing what are called Radio thermoelectric generators (RTGs). “The work has already begun and has been identified as a major task that has to be completed soon,” the source said.
ISRO is targeting a 5W RTG, it is learnt.
We are currently making enquiries related to this object located on a beach near Jurien Bay in Western Australia.The object could be from a foreign space launch vehicle and we are liaising with global counterparts who may be able to provide more information.[More in comments]
As the origin of the object is unknown, the community should avoid handling or attempting to move the object.If the community spot any further suspected debris they should report it to local authorities and notify the Australian Space Agency via [email protected]
A large tank-like structure has washed ashore on the coast of Green Head, Western Australia. It is most likely to be the third stage of a PSLV rocket.This is NOT related to the recent #Chandrayaan3 launch. #ISRO