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Actually a compendium of events that have happened in the last few weeks. First launch will almost certainly be the unmanned test of crew module. They'll put it up into space, check orbit and navigation capabilities, life support and de-orbit, landing on sea.

All indications are a launch will be happening soon- 2/3 Months max (high explosive solid boosters can't be 'stored' for years- too dangerous. So the launch will happen as soon as integration of vehicle is done. So I think Jan/ Feb will see a flight.


1)The booster deliveries by L&T have started:


I suspect these are the S200 boosters (this video is from an earlier static test)




2) HAL has almost certainly readied a 'near complete' version of the crew module by now. Not much time left for major changes.




3) Unconfirmed reports that (I hear 4) asronauts who were training in RUssia have completed their first phase training there and are back home for their continuing training.

4) I expect one more unmanned test before they send up a crew. Touchwood this test goes 'textbook' so we don't need to make any significant changes to design.
A file photo of the S2oo boosters being mated with the Aerosol engines (Vikas). This process will most likely happen in the next few weeks itself



I think this is probably what the re-entry module looks like now- with the ceramic heat resistant tiles loded on the skin


 
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Actually a compendium of events that have happened in the last few weeks. First launch will almost certainly be the unmanned test of crew module. They'll put it up into space, check orbit and navigation capabilities, life support and de-orbit, landing on sea.

All indications are a launch will be happening soon- 2/3 Months max (high explosive solid boosters can't be 'stored' for years- too dangerous. So the launch will happen as soon as integration of vehicle is done. So I think Jan/ Feb will see a flight.


1)The booster deliveries by L&T have started:


I suspect these are the S200 boosters (this video is from an earlier static test)




2) HAL has almost certainly readied a 'near complete' version of the crew module by now. Not much time left for major changes.




3) Unconfirmed reports that (I hear 4) asronauts who were training in RUssia have completed their first phase training there and are back home for their continuing training.

4) I expect one more unmanned test before they send up a crew. Touchwood this test goes 'textbook' so we don't need to make any significant changes to design.
A file photo of the S2oo boosters being mated with the Aerosol engines (Vikas). This process will most likely happen in the next few weeks itself



I think this is probably what the re-entry module looks like now- with the ceramic heat resistant tiles loded on the skin


Excellent.... thanks for sharing....
 

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Excellent.... thanks for sharing....
I think Jan/ Feb will see the first launch. It's unimaginable to keep those solid boosters stored for longer. In case of any accidents, those things will go up like a mini atomic bomb. From the day it enters the facility, everybody is rushing to get it off with a launch :)
 

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I think Jan/ Feb will see the first launch. It's unimaginable to keep those solid boosters stored for longer. In case of any accidents, those things will go up like a mini atomic bomb. From the day it enters the facility, everybody is rushing to get it off with a launch :)
Is that so? I didn't know those boosters are that dangerous to store for longer..... this is an addition to my knowledge.....thanks....now can't wait to see the launch....
 

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@Falcon26 I can assure you, this launch will have a much bigger impact than the hypersonic test. @The Maverick
Is that so? I didn't know those boosters are that dangerous to store for longer..... this is an addition to my knowledge.....thanks....now can't wait to see the launch....
yeah....the space shuttle boosters are a classic example. for some reason they had to halt shuttle launches for a while so the fuel kept piling up in the facory that made it. And that didn't end well.
 
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India’s space program is a shinning bright star in the developing. Indians should be proud of their program and the leadership that had the fortitude to invest in such program.

In Pakistan, billions of dollars continue to be wasted each year on defunct institutions such as PSM, PIA and Pakistan Railways; simply for political rather economic reasons.
 

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India’s space program is a shinning bright star in the developing. Indians should be proud of their program and the leadership that had the fortitude to invest in such program.

In Pakistan, billions of dollars continue to be wasted each year on defunct institutions such as PSM, PIA and Pakistan Railways; simply for political rather economic reasons.
They set the right example....even when they go to Mars, put humans in space etc., the only image that makes my heart swell with pride is this...the IRON WILL of the founders who refused to give up....everything we have today is because of them. 8-) Vikram Sarabhai, APJ Abdul Kalam, Satish Dhawan, Aravamudhan, Nambi Nambeeshan....

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YES!!! CONFIRMATION THAT THE CREW MODULE TEST FLIGHT IS IN DECEMBER NOT JAN FEB (I as I had predicted)!!! :rofl: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

IF this test succeeds, it will save 2020!!!



ISRO is gearing up for the first full test flight of Gaganyaan in December 2020, without any crew. Another test flight is expected to follow in July 2021. If all goes well, India will launch its first astronauts into space in December 2021. They will orbit the Earth for seven days, carry out experiments and then come back.



https://theprint.in/science/this-is...ll-be-trained-for-gaganyaan-in-russia/309050/

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They set the right example....even when they go to Mars, put humans in space etc., the only image that makes my heart swell with pride is this...the IRON WILL of the founders who refused to give up....everything we have today is because of them. 8-) Vikram Sarabhai, APJ Abdul Kalam, Satish Dhawan, Aravamudhan, Nambi Nambeeshan....

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What's the history or story behind that image?
 

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What's the history or story behind that image?
the myth is that the dudes didn't have money and so transported our first sats in a bullock cart. I believe the real story is that the dudes (still) didn't have any money for static tests platform so they decided a bullock cart was enough. But then they still had style...notice how all of them have adorned themselves in flowery polyster shirts and bell bottom pants....very fancy for the 60s/70s :rofl: :laugh:
 

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