Author Topic: SSTL S1-4 and NovaSAR-1 - PSLV C42 - September 16, 2018 (16:38 UTC)  (Read 12779 times)

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Isro gears up for full-fledged commercial launch on September 16

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Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) is gearing up for a full commercial launch on Sunday (September 16) when its PSLV C42 will lift off with two British satellites from the Sriharikota launchpad.

The two UK satellites - Novasar and S1-4-weighing 450 kg each will be the main payload as there will be no Indian satellite. Britain will use these satellites for earth observation.

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Talking to TOI on Monday, Isro chairman K Sivan said, "It will be a full-fledged commercial launch. However, this will not be the first time Isro is going for the full commercial launch."

On April 23, 2007, the space agency had for the first time launched a rocket solely for commercial purpose. Its PSLV-CA carried Italy's astronomical satellite AGILE as the main payload. Thereafter, on July 10, 2015, Isro achieved another milestone when it carried out the heaviest commercial mission successfully as its PSLV-XL lifted off with five UK satellites together weighing 1,439 kg.

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https://www.reddit.com/r/ISRO/comments/9ee4tb/isro_will_launch_pslvc42_on_september_16th_at/
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ISRO will launch PSLV-C42 on September 16th at 10.07pm
https://telugu.samayam.com/latest-news/india-news/isro-will-launch-pslv-c42-on-september-16/articleshow/65739252.cms

IST = UTC + 5:30

22:07 IST = 16:37 UTC, which makes a good match to the NOTAM.

EDT = UTC - 4.00
       = 16:37 UTC - 4.00
       = 12:37 AM

Launch Time is on September 16, 2018 at 12:37 AM EDT

More like 12:37 PM EDT. You were twelve hours off.
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if the launch is 22:07 IST on 16th it is 16:37 UTC wich is 12:37 EDT all on 16th and all by 24h clock, that is near noon in EDT. That is 12:37 pm if i've understood the 12h clock correctly. 12h clock should never be used when writing/typing international times. in my opinion.

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if the launch is 22:07 IST on 16th it is 16:37 UTC wich is 12:37 EDT all on 16th and all by 24h clock, that is near noon in EDT. That is 12:37 pm if i've understood the 12h clock correctly. 12h clock should never be used when writing/typing international times. in my opinion.
Thanks to both of you for finding out my typo error. Such silly error has happened as weariness has overcome me.

Launch time is on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 12:37:00 PM EDT

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 Still no brochure or preview( 'curtain raiser') on the launch. Maybe because there is nothing particularly remarkable about this mission. Which itself in a way, shows ISRO's maturity.  Nevertheless, here's hoping for another success!

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A2428/18 -  PSLV-C42 ROCKET LAUNCH FM 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: 134354N0801412E NO FLT IS PERMITTED OVER THE DNG ZONES. A.DNG ZONE-1 IS A CIRCLE OF 10NM AROUND THE LAUNCH PAD B.DNG ZONE-2 IS A RECTANGULAR  AREA BOUNDED BY: 1205N 08105E 1235N 08135E 1150N 08210E 1120N 08140E C.DNG ZONE-3 IS A RECTANGULAR  AREA BOUNDED BY: 0935N 08245E 0935N 08320E 0825N 08320E 0825N 08245E D.DNG ZONE-4 IS A RECTANGULAR AREA BOUNDED BY: 0000S 08210E 0020S 08330E 0405S 08245E 0345S 08125E E.DNG ZONE-5 IS A RECTANGULAR AREA BOUNDED BY: 2415S 07725E 2455S 08000E 3425S 07800E 3345S 07525E END PART 1 OF 4. 1615-2015, 16 SEP 16:15 2018 UNTIL 14 OCT 20:15 2018. CREATED: 08 SEP 04:19 2018

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https://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/pslv-c42-mission
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PSLV-C42 Mission

The PSLV-C42 mission, in its core alone configuration, is scheduled to launch two international customer satellites of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), United Kingdom.  Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation has been contracted by SSTL for launching their two satellites, namely, NovaSAR and   S1-4. The PSLV-C42 mission is scheduled on  September 16, 2018 from the First Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. Both the satellites are planned to be launched by PSLV-C42 into a 583 km Sun Synchronous Orbit.

NovaSAR with S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a small satellite intended for forest mapping, land use and ice cover monitoring, flood and disaster monitoring, Ship detection and Maritime monitoring.

S1-4 is a high resolution Optical Earth Observation Satellite used for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management and disaster monitoring.

Gallery:
https://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c42-mission/pslv-c42-mission-gallery

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Launch campaign pics are up!

Official mission page: https://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/pslv-c42-mission

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Initial pictures seem to confirm that vehicle is CA (Core Alone) variant. This will be the first time since December 2015 this variant will fly.
« Last Edit: 09/12/2018 01:17 PM by K210 »

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Re: Indian launch schedule
« Reply #29 on: 09/12/2018 03:40 PM »
Cross-post; further information about the PSLV C42 launch:

It's a PSLV-CA, launching from FLP.

Apparently, there are only the two SSTL satellites as payload--NovaSAR and S1-4.

https://www.isro.gov.in/launcher/pslv-c42-mission
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PSLV-C42 Mission

The PSLV-C42 mission, in its core alone configuration, is scheduled to launch two international customer satellites of Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), United Kingdom.  Antrix Corporation Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organisation has been contracted by SSTL for launching their two satellites, namely, NovaSAR and   S1-4. The PSLV-C42 mission is scheduled on  September 16, 2018 from the First Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota. Both the satellites are planned to be launched by PSLV-C42 into a 583 km Sun Synchronous Orbit.

NovaSAR with S-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) is a small satellite intended for forest mapping, land use and ice cover monitoring, flood and disaster monitoring, Ship detection and Maritime monitoring.

S1-4 is a high resolution Optical Earth Observation Satellite used for surveying resources, environment monitoring, urban management and disaster monitoring.

Gallery:
https://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c42-mission/pslv-c42-mission-gallery

And, a "fun fact":
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This will be the first time since December 2015 this variant [PSLV-CA] will fly.
« Last Edit: 09/12/2018 05:44 PM by zubenelgenubi »
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Brochure is out

Screenshots + PDF attached

Source: https://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c42-mission/pslv-c42-brochure
« Last Edit: 09/14/2018 09:32 AM by K210 »

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 K210, another credible space website, is still reporting that apart from the two main satellites, PSLV C-42 will also be carrying "several smaller secondary payloads".  Any idea what those payloads, if any, are?

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K210, another credible space website, is still reporting that apart from the two main satellites, PSLV C-42 will also be carrying "several smaller secondary payloads".  Any idea what those payloads, if any, are?

That source is out of date now that the brochure has been released.

Those secondary payloads are probably gonna be on the next PSLV mission carrying HySIS.
« Last Edit: 09/14/2018 06:22 PM by ZachS09 »
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K210, another credible space website, is still reporting that apart from the two main satellites, PSLV C-42 will also be carrying "several smaller secondary payloads".  Any idea what those payloads, if any, are?

As per official mission brochure only two payloads will be onboard C42 - NovaSar and S1-4. The "several smaller secondary payloads" that some sources were/are reporting have been moved to C43 mission which is scheduled next month. 

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The countdown for the Launch of PSLV C42 has started.

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The countdown begun today at 01:08 pm (IST) for the launch of PSLV C42 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. The scheduled launch is at 10:08 pm (IST) tomorrow.

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The countdown for the Launch of PSLV C42 has started.

https://twitter.com/isro/status/1040923475806871552?s=19
« Last Edit: 09/16/2018 12:54 AM by worldtimedate »


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If the stretched aspect ratio on the YouTube stream is bugging anyone, there's a stream on the ISRO site that's got the right ratio:

https://www.isro.gov.in/pslv-c42-mission/launch-of-pslv-c42-mission

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