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PSLV C20 is now planned for December 12 according to ISRO chairman.
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Re: PSLV C20 - Saral - December 12, 2012 (12/12/12!)
« Reply #1 on: 09/23/2012 01:41 pm »
PSLV C20 to launch 5 foreign small satellites in addition to SARAL (350-400kg) on 12/12/12:
  • Sapphire 148kg Canada
  • NEOSSAT 82kg Canada
  • BRITE 14 kg Austria
  • UniBRITE 14 kg Austria
  • AAUSAT 3kg Denmark

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    Re: PSLV C20 - Saral - December 12, 2012 (12/12/12!)
    « Reply #2 on: 09/26/2012 12:06 am »
    In the last couple of days, the danish cubesat, AAUSAT3 (http://www.space.aau.dk/aausat3/), has been  succesfully vibration tested and integrated into it's X-pod at the University of Toronto (http://www.utias-sfl.net/). The spacecraft now waits for transportation to India, which is expected to happen during first part of November.

    By the way, the official spelling of the spacecraft is AAUSAT3 (only capital letters, no dash). On the other hand, it is a 1U cubesat and thereby weighting no more than 1 kg, not 3 kg as in the upper post.

    Thanks for keeping us updated about launch news!

    Regards,
    Troels Jessen
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    Re: PSLV C20 - Saral - December 12, 2012 (12/12/12!)
    « Reply #3 on: 09/27/2012 07:40 pm »
    In the last couple of days, the danish cubesat, AAUSAT3 (http://www.space.aau.dk/aausat3/), has been  succesfully vibration tested and integrated into it's X-pod at the University of Toronto (http://www.utias-sfl.net/). The spacecraft now waits for transportation to India, which is expected to happen during first part of November.

    By the way, the official spelling of the spacecraft is AAUSAT3 (only capital letters, no dash). On the other hand, it is a 1U cubesat and thereby weighting no more than 1 kg, not 3 kg as in the upper post.

    Thanks for keeping us updated about launch news!

    Regards,
    Troels Jessen
    AAUSAT3 developer, responsible for antenna system.

    Troels, thanks for this information and good luck to AAUSAT3! :)

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    Re: PSLV C20 - Saral - NET January 12, 2013
    « Reply #6 on: 11/22/2012 07:29 pm »
    and we have confirmation of the delay by ISRO
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    “The launch is now likely in January-February”, an official of the Bangalore-headquartered space agency said.
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    Re: PSLV C20 - Saral - NET January 12, 2013
    « Reply #7 on: 11/28/2012 08:03 pm »
    Quote from:  AAUSAT3
    Latest news is launch 28. January 2013
    (as of November 26)

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    Re: PSLV C20 - Saral - January 28, 2013
    « Reply #8 on: 12/21/2012 02:40 am »
    SARAL launch postponed to February

    Problems surfaced when Indo-French satellite was put through thermo-vacuum testing

    Glitches in SARAL, a satellite meant for studying the ocean currents and sea surface heights, has led to the postponement of its launch from December to the second week of February 2013 from the Sriharikota spaceport.

    http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/saral-launch-postponed-to-february/article4222969.ece
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    From: 1st verse of 129th Hymn of the 10th Book of Rig Veda

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    Re: PSLV C20 - Saral - February 4-10, 2013
    « Reply #9 on: 12/26/2012 06:52 pm »
    New launch date given as February 11 by CNES
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    Re: PSLV C20 - Saral - February 14, 2013
    « Reply #11 on: 01/08/2013 07:43 am »
    Launch date now February 14 as per m.prasad's tip.

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    Re: PSLV C20 - Saral - February 14, 2013
    « Reply #12 on: 01/17/2013 11:11 pm »
    ISRO lines up SARAL for February, restored GSLV for April

    The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has slated its first launch of the year — ocean study spacecraft SARAL — for February 14.

    http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/isro-lines-up-saral-for-february-restored-gslv-for-april/article4317062.ece
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    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: PSLV C20 - Saral - February 14, 2013
    « Reply #13 on: 01/19/2013 11:21 am »
    Expect the daily launch time to be ~12:25 UTC +- 15 minutes or so - the target orbit is a 800 km SSO with LTDN at 18:00.
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    Re: PSLV C20 - Saral - February 14, 2013
    « Reply #14 on: 01/20/2013 07:53 pm »
    Satellites for PSLV C20 mission:

    1. SARAL
    2. Sapphire
    3. NEOSSat
    4. CanX 3A(UniBRITE)
    5. CanX 3B(BRITE)
    6. Max Valier
    7. AAUSAT3


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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: PSLV C20 - Saral - February 14, 2013
    « Reply #16 on: 01/21/2013 05:15 pm »
     

    MEDIA AVAILABILITY

    NEOSSat Arrives in India

     

    Longueuil, Quebec, January 21, 2013 – On January 18, Canadian satellite NEOSSat (Near-Earth Object Space Surveillance Satellite) arrived in India. It is the world’s first space telescope designed by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to detect and track asteroids and satellites. NEOSSat is planned to lift off aboard India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), during a launch window scheduled to open on February 11.

     

    By circling the globe every 100 minutes and scanning space near the Sun to pinpoint otherwise almost invisible asteroids, NEOSSat will provide a dramatic improvement in the surveillance of objects that pose a collision hazard with Earth. As part of Canada’s commitment to keeping orbital space safe for everyone, it will also offer unprecedented opportunities for tracking space debris.

     

    This mission builds upon Canada’s expertise in compact, microsatellite design. The 65-kilogram spacecraft is the size of a small suitcase. Although NEOSSat’s 15-centimetre telescope is relatively small, once high above the Earth’s atmosphere, it will give it a huge advantage in searching the blackness of space for faint signs of asteroids.

     

    When:  January 22, 2013 (from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Eastern standard time)

     

    What:   Media availability from the CSA

               

    Who:    William Harvey, Senior Project Manager

                Guennadi Kroupnik, Director, Satellite Comm. & Space Environment Projects

                Denis Laurin, Space Astronomy Senior Program Scientist


    To schedule interviews with CSA spokespersons, please contact CSA Media Relations.

    For more information on NEOSSat:

    http://www.asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/satellites/neossat/

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    Re: PSLV C20 - Saral - February 14, 2013
    « Reply #17 on: 01/21/2013 05:23 pm »

    6. Max Valier - http://www.satmaxvalier.it/index


    Pls refer
     
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    ~Prasad

    Are we sure Max Valier is schedule for this flight? On the project webpage the countdown clock says launch is still 159 days away (or is it counting down to something else?).

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    Re: PSLV C20 - Saral - February 14, 2013
    « Reply #18 on: 01/21/2013 05:25 pm »
    SARAL page indicates a launch date on February 18, 2013.

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    Re: PSLV C20 - Saral - February 14, 2013
    « Reply #19 on: 01/21/2013 05:25 pm »

    6. Max Valier - http://www.satmaxvalier.it/index


    Pls refer
     
    Thx
    ~Prasad

    Are we sure Max Valier is schedule for this flight? On the project webpage the countdown clock says launch is still 159 days away (or is it counting down to something else?).

    I remember reading somewhere on NSF that its ride was transferred to a Russian launch (IIRC, out of Plesetsk).....
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