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Indian rocket puts a record 10 satellites into orbit

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posted on Apr, 29 2008 @ 03:36 AM
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BANGALORE, India (AFP) — An Indian rocket launched a record 10 satellites into orbit in a single mission Monday, underlining the nation's emergence as a major competitor in the multi-billion-dollar space market.

The PSLV rocket ejected all the satellites within minutes of each other after liftoff at 9:20 a.m. (0350 GMT) in clear weather from the Sriharikota space station in southern India, the Indian Space Research Organization said.

The flight broke the previous record of eight satellites launched at one go by a Russian rocket, according to Indian news reports.

India first staked its case for a share of the commercial launch market by sending an Italian spacecraft into orbit in April last year. In January, it launched an Israeli spy satellite in the face of Iranian protests.

ISRO's marketing arm Antrix Corporation charged a fee for the launch of the miniature foreign satellites. India has been offering its services at about 60 to 70 percent of the cost charged by other space agencies.


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Ten satellites in a single mission? great, this is competition and it seems they charge very less compare to NASA & ESA.

[edit on 29-4-2008 by Enceladus]




posted on May, 2 2008 @ 04:05 AM
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India has rockets?

But I thought they did not even have clean water to drink or even electricity.So how could they have rockets?

Oh I see they must have bought the ready made surplus rockets from America's discarded icbms and then cobbled them together which means they must be really American rockets.

So we should get the credit.

Remember America is only country taht had men on the moon playing golf.

We are clearly the best race.

Remember America invented electrcity.
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[edit on 2-5-2008 by esecallum]

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posted on May, 2 2008 @ 10:53 AM
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Chances they don't have clean water or electricity for their citizens but they do have a good space program. Your input is the best example for "Ignorance at its best."



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 08:52 PM
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Did you even read the article ?


India carried out the first successful launch of a domestic satellite by a home-built rocket in 1980, when it was less preoccupied with reaping commercial benefits and more with harnessing space technology to boost deficient communications and broadcasting facilities.

(bold mine)

As for the rest of your post, well..........

Please try to stay on Topic.



posted on May, 2 2008 @ 09:42 PM
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For anyone wondering how they fit so many satellites into one rocket, here are some specifics,
with further links and info.


Indian Mini Satellite (IMS-1), flown as an auxiliary payload on board PSLV-C9,
is developed by ISRO for remote sensing applications. Weighing 83 Kg at lift-off,
IMS-1 incorporates many new technologies and has miniaturised subsystems.

Eight Nanosatellites from abroad are carried as auxiliary payloads besides IMS-1
as well as CARTOSAT-2A. The total weight of these Nanosatellite payloads is about 50 Kg.
Six of the eight Nanosatellites are clustered together with the collective name NLS-4.



Interesting stuff, Enceladus. Mini and nano satellites.



posted on May, 3 2008 @ 12:29 AM
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Jbird thanks for that detailed post; I will add some more details about the whole launch.


ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C9, successfully launched the 690 kg Indian remote sensing satellite CARTOSAT-2A, the 83 kg Indian Mini Satellite (IMS-1) and eight nanosatellites for international customers into a 637 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). PSLV-C9 in its ‘core alone’ configuration launched ten satellites with a total weight of about 820 kg.

The 690 kg main payload, CARTOSAT-2A, was the first satellite to be injected into orbit at 885 seconds after lift-off at an altitude of 637 km. About 45 seconds later, Indian Mini Satellite (IMS-1) was separated after which all the nano satellites were separated in sequence. The initial signals indicate normal health of the satellites.


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PSLV - C9 Mission

CARTOSAT - 2A

IMS - 1

Eight NANO Satellites



posted on May, 3 2008 @ 05:20 AM
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So they are cheating too.America can put a 1000 satelittes in orbit by making each a golf ball size.Or 10000 marble sized satelittes

it's total weight you put in to space that counts.



posted on May, 3 2008 @ 05:48 AM
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Again pure ignorance. I want to ask you do you really have any clue what you are talking about or is it just an attempt to sound intelligent ?

Unlike your imagination, in reality the aim of releasing satellites into Polar orbit is not nearly just releasing a cluster of objects at a particular height.

You cant just build a can, fill it with small devices and open it in space.

It is a more precise operation that involves releasing satellites at precise positions at particular velocity and inclination. They might also be different orbits that they are released in and at different inclinations. Plus the satellites themselves have to deploy and achieve stable orbits after deployment.



posted on May, 3 2008 @ 08:33 AM
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Originally posted by esecallum
India has rockets?
Yes, many countries have rockets, the fact that you do not know it does not mean they do not exist.


But I thought they did not even have clean water to drink or even electricity.So how could they have rockets?
Once more, that only shows that you knowledge is very limited. All countries have electricity, some have a higher percentage of people with electricity available to them, some have less.


Oh I see they must have bought the ready made surplus rockets from America's discarded icbms and then cobbled them together which means they must be really American rockets.
If it worked then it probably wans't an old rocket. And even if it was based on an old ICMB, I suppose you do not know who were the first to study that type of rocket.


So we should get the credit.
No, if anyone should have the credit then it should be the ones who really invented the modern rockets, but judging by the level of knowledge you presented in your post I suppose you do not have the slightest idea of who they are, you probably think it was an American...


Remember America is only country taht had men on the moon playing golf.
Good for them, in what way that made the human kind better?


We are clearly the best race.
The American Indians? Or do you mean the "other" americans, the imported ones? Those are from all races, American is not a race.


Remember America invented electrcity.
Nobody invented electricity, and Americans were not even the first to study and work with electricity.



posted on May, 3 2008 @ 08:37 AM
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It's good to see more countries using this (and other) technologies, it shows that the world is becoming less divided in this aspect.



posted on May, 3 2008 @ 09:44 AM
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Originally posted by esecallum
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India has rockets?



I see you are capable of reading. A surprise given your utter lack of intelligence in other respects.



But I thought they did not even have clean water to drink or even electricity.So how could they have rockets?


Because they placed a higher emphasis on space research than upon providing the necessities to their population. It is kinda hard to find water for 1/6th of the world's population after all.



Oh I see they must have bought the ready made surplus rockets from America's discarded icbms and then cobbled them together which means they must be really American rockets.


America had an arms embargo upon India because of the 1980s nuclear weapons tests which started with "Smiling Buddha". Even so, the PSLV technology is well in advance of what America is capable of.

en.wikipedia.org...

Only Russia has comparable sun-synchronisation capable launch vehicles.



Remember America is only country taht had men on the moon playing golf.


America has achieved many things of great scientific importance. And you choose to highlight this by using golf on the moon as evidence of American scientific progress?! It bewilders me.



We are clearly the best race.

Remember America invented electrcity.


Bahgdad Battery... electricity some two thousand years before Franklin discovered it. Nobody can "invent" electricty- they can only discover it.

Frankly Im not sure why I bothered trying to refute your post... I doubt you will even care to read or understand this.



posted on May, 3 2008 @ 09:53 AM
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You are absolutely right with your signature



posted on May, 3 2008 @ 10:00 AM
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Originally posted by 44soulslayer

Originally posted by esecallum
reply to post by Enceladus
 




Frankly Im not sure why I bothered trying to refute your post... I doubt you will even care to read or understand this.


His background says he is very much interested in science and related subjects and I wonder what made him talk like that. Anyway I hope he will contribute in a positive way from now onwards. Thanks for you input 44soulslayer



posted on May, 3 2008 @ 11:21 AM
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Less is more? With these newer and smaller types of satellites, how many of these will just add to the ever growing numbers of space junk? I have to wonder if there will ever be any missions to salvage and reuse some of this now available material up there. I have heard about capturing and upgrading some. What about an unmanned space station for many of these projects also? Towing spacejunk into reentry orbit burn-off etc.

already.hypertextbook.com...



posted on May, 3 2008 @ 10:19 PM
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Well the actual numerical record is with Russia for deploying 13 satellites in one launch.
However that launch had a total payload of ~250kg, while the Indian launch was ~800kg.
So I'm not so sure how that translates into a clean record of sorts, but hey what the hec; I'm glad India is publicizing this so it generates more interest and more youth input into ISRO. Thats the highest priority long term goal.

Big satellites or small doesn't really make a difference in space junk. Actually nano satellites have a cleaner life cycle as they most certainly burn up on re- entry at the end of their operational lives. Plus they're harder to shoot down by any terrestrial ASAT systems.

India is slated to launch its first lunar probe (orbiter + lander) called Chandrayaan-1, in June-July this year.



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