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Launch of PSLV C21 with Spot 6 and PROITERES (a microsat from OIT, Osaka Institute of Technology) is planned on August 16, 2012 (local time) according to a press release from OIT (in Japanese)
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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - August 16, 2012
« Reply #1 on: 07/24/2012 03:18 pm »
Quote from: Astrium Press release
23 July 2012    ... SPOT 6, the brand new Earth observation satellite built by  Astrium, Europe’s leading space technology company, is now ready for  launch. It will be transferred in the coming days from the Astrium  Satellites facility in Toulouse (France) to the Satish Dhawan Space  Center in India where it will be integrated with the PSLV launcher that  will carry it into orbit ...
http://www.eads.com/eads/int/en/news/press.20120723_astrium_spot6.html

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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - August 16, 2012
« Reply #2 on: 07/24/2012 03:33 pm »
Since according to PSLV user's manual launcher/spacecraft integration requires about 30 days, a launch date of end August is more likely than August 16...

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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - end August, 2012
« Reply #3 on: 07/24/2012 07:44 pm »
I would guess that this a countertrade deal, in which ISRO launches SPOT, and Ariane launches an ISRO satellite to GEO.
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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - end August, 2012
« Reply #5 on: 07/31/2012 08:34 am »
C21 is planned in 2nd week of Sept now. Refer link (As per the local news paper Eenadu in Telugu)

Edit by input~2: the Eenadu link in Telugu has to be linked to the publication date, it will be available during 4 months at: http://archives.eenadu.net/07-30-2012/Homeinner.aspx?item=break23
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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - Mid-September, 2012
« Reply #6 on: 08/02/2012 07:09 pm »
SPOT-6 is reached Sriharikota. Refer link (in Telugu)

Thx
~Prasad

Edit by input~2: the Eenadu link in  Telugu has to be linked to the publication date, it will be available during 4 months athttp://archives.eenadu.net/08-02-2012/Homeinner.aspx?item=break38
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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - Mid-September, 2012
« Reply #7 on: 08/04/2012 05:00 pm »
A newspaper in Telugu indicates a September 6 launch date
(source in Telugu)
while the FCS French forum points at September 9
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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - September 9, 2012
« Reply #8 on: 08/08/2012 10:38 am »
ISRO gets ready for historic 100th mission
Quote from: Isro Chairman
We have today (so far) put 99 missions (62 satellites and 37 launch vehicles) from the days of Aryabhata (satellite) of 1975

So "a mission" can be a satellite or a launch vehicle... ::)

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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - September 9, 2012
« Reply #9 on: 08/12/2012 04:41 am »
Early NOTAM publication for 2nd stage and 3rd stage debris
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F1971/12 - ROCKET LAUNCH FROM INDIA WILL TAKE PLACE
FLW RECEIVED FROM GOVERNMENT OF INDIA:
INDIAN SATELLITE LAUNCH IS SKED TO TAKE PLACE WITH
ASSOCIATED DANGER ZONES WHICH ENCROACH THE MELBOURNE FLIGHT
INFORMATION REGION (FIR).

THE DEFINITIVE LAUNCH WINDOW FOR THE PSLV-C21 ROCKET HAS BEEN
SCHEDULED FROM 5 SEPTEMBER 2012 TO 04 OCTOBER 2012. DANGER TIMES
ARE FROM 0345UTC TO 0600UTC.

DANGER ZONES ARE BOUNDED BY THE FOLLOWING COORDINATES:
DANGER ZONE 4:
N00 50 E082 00
N00 35 E083 35
S03 25 E083 00
S03 10 E081 25

DANGER ZONE 5:
S28 00 E075 00
S29 00 E079 00
S33 00 E078 00
S32 00 E074 00. SFC - UNL, DAILY DANGER TIMES 0345/0600, 05 SEP 03:45 2012 UNTIL
04 OCT 06:00 2012. CREATED: 10 AUG 00:48 2012

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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - September 9, 2012
« Reply #11 on: 08/16/2012 08:31 am »
Launch date confirmed September 9 at 0420UTC from FLP
3 satellites onboard: Spot-6, Proiteres and "India 50 kg Mini Redent Strapon Inertial  Navigation System satellite"

http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=1&subCategory=3&ContentId=80489

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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - September 9, 2012
« Reply #12 on: 08/16/2012 09:15 am »
Launch date confirmed September 9 at 0420UTC from FLP
3 satellites onboard: Spot-6, Proiteres and "India 50 kg Mini Redent Strapon Inertial  Navigation System satellite"

http://www.thehansindia.info/News/Article.asp?category=1&subCategory=3&ContentId=80489

the "Mini Redent Strapon Inertial  Navigation System satellite" should read "mini Redundant Strapdown Inertial Navigation System" (aka mRESINS).

It is a test of an improved, miniaturized version of the Redundant Strapdown Inertial Navigation System (RESINS) already used on PSLV and GSLV rockets. It features an additional avionics box fixed to the fourth stage and not a free-flying satellite. For guidance, this PSLV mission relies on the standard RESINS. If successful, mRESINS will take over for future flights.

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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - September 9, 2012 (0420UTC)
« Reply #13 on: 08/16/2012 09:22 am »
Thanks Gunter for clearing this up :)

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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - September 9, 2012 (0420UTC)
« Reply #14 on: 08/16/2012 01:01 pm »
Here they say launch on Sept 9 at 9:15am LT (0345UTC) (could be a mishearing for 9:50am LT (0420UTC))
http://www.visalaandhra.com/breakingnews/article-89722  (in Telugu)
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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - September 9, 2012 (0420UTC)
« Reply #15 on: 08/17/2012 03:51 pm »
September 9 launch date is also confirmed here
http://www.eenadu.net/News/Statenewsinner.aspx?qry=state33  (in Telugu)

The link should change from August 18 to this one and be available for 4 months:
http://archives.eenadu.net/08-17-2012/News/Statenewsinner.aspx?qry=state33

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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - September 9, 2012 (0420UTC)
« Reply #16 on: 08/22/2012 10:37 am »
Isro’s 100th mission: PSLV-C21 on September 9

and confirmation of 9:50 am LT (0420UTC) launch time
here (in Telugu)
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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - September 9, 2012 (0420UTC)
« Reply #17 on: 08/22/2012 11:45 am »
Isro’s 100th mission: PSLV-C21 on September 9

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The space agency has undertaken 99 missions, including 62 satellites and 37 launch vehicles, since the launch of the Aryabhatta in 1975.

They've miscounted.
4 SLV + 4 ASLV + 21 PSLV + 7 GSLV = 36 launches.

This is the 22nd PSLV, and the 37th launch overall, so assuming they do have 62 satellites (I don't have time to check), this is actually the 99th "mission", not the 100th.

That said, counting both launches and missions together does look as if they are trying to manufacture a milestone where none exists.
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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - September 9, 2012 (0420UTC)
« Reply #18 on: 08/22/2012 12:05 pm »
That said, counting both launches and missions together does look as if they are trying to manufacture a milestone where none exists.
Agreed!  ::)

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Re: PSLV C21 - SPOT 6 - September 9, 2012 (0420UTC)
« Reply #19 on: 08/25/2012 05:38 pm »
The Prime Minister of India will watch the launch on Sept 9 "from 9:20am to 9:50am" (LT)  (0350-0420UTC)
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