The satellite will be launched on the Indian Space Research Organisation's Polar rocket in August.
“We are looking at including 25 to 30 small satellites of foreign customers in the next PSLV launch depending on the configuration. They may total 250 kg,” said Rakesh Sasibhushan, Chairman and Managing Director of Antrix Corporation Ltd, which exports ISRO’s products and services.
C-42 would have new customers as well as repeat users of the Indian launch vehicle, he told The Hindu. The main load in it from ISRO could weigh around 800-1,000 kg.Mr. Sasibhushan said the international launch market was “looking very good” and Antrix had sought two fully commercial launches (i.e., without an ISRO satellite) each year from the space agency.
From this article the nominees for this launch areCartosat 3Oceansat 3RISAT 1Ahttps://www.hindustantimes.com/science/chandrayaan-2-oceansat-3-isro-s-launch-plans-in-2018/story-KEZikZnvCSSvgARD9Y59QN.html
According to isros own manifest however both cartosat-3 and oceansat-3 wont be ready till october/november so unless those satelites are ready ahead of time i dont think it will be them either.
Quote from: K210 on 06/17/2018 05:07 amAccording to isros own manifest however both cartosat-3 and oceansat-3 wont be ready till october/november so unless those satelites are ready ahead of time i dont think it will be them either. Do you have a link for the ISRO manifest? I couldn't find it on the ISRO website. This page only lists GSAT 11, Chandrayaan-2 and GSAT 29.https://www.isro.gov.in/missions
Thanks K210! Perhaps the ISRO payload is EMISAT, which was scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2018.http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/emisat.htm
QuoteAs the Commission is aware, BlackSky is under a tight timetable to ship itsGlobal-1 satellite on July 15, 2018, for a September launch.Global-1 is on a PSLV flight.
As the Commission is aware, BlackSky is under a tight timetable to ship itsGlobal-1 satellite on July 15, 2018, for a September launch.
What version of PSLV will this launch use?
Quote from: zubenelgenubi on 08/15/2018 03:47 pmWhat version of PSLV will this launch use?Probably PSLV-XL.
A new set of future satellites called hyperspectral imaging satellites is set to add teeth to the way India is gleaned from about 600 km in space. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says it plans to launch a full-fledged niche Earth observation (EO) satellite - called the Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite or HySIS - using a critical chip it has developed.
About a decade ago, ISRO added another EO niche with microwave or radar imaging satellites RISAT-1 and 2 that could 'see' through clouds and the dark - an important feature useful for the military and security agencies.
'Hyspex' imaging is said to enable distinct identification of objects, materials or processes on Earth by reading the spectrum for each pixel of a scene from space. The payloads development centre, Space Applications Centre, Ahmedabad, designed the architecture of the chip which was made at ISRO's electronics arm, the Semi-Conductor Laboratory, Chandigarh. The result was a detector array that could read 1000 x 66 pixels.
ISRO first tried it out in an 83-kg IMS-1 experimental satellite in May 2008. The same year, a hyperspectral camera was put on Chandrayaan-1 and used to map lunar mineral resources. Very few space agencies have such a satellite; a German environmental satellite called EnMAP is due to be launched on an Indian booster in 2018.
In October itself, another launch of PSLV C43 is scheduled that will carry HySIS or hyperspectral imaging satellite. The satellite is set to add teeth to the way India is gleaned from 630 km altitude as it will enable the country to see in 55 spectral or colour bands.