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Han Patriot

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ISRO has developed a low impact peripheral docking system based on the IDSS. The system is configured for small satellites and future adaptations would incorporate a sealed adaptor for manned missions and allow docking for heavier satellites.
Has it been made or tested? Or it's another upcoming, in the future, may, should, could attempt? I can also developed something and draw a cad to show it.
 
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India bags orders to launch 68 foreign satellites
By: IANS | Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 August 2016 10:25 PM

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Bengaluru: Riding on the success of its rocket launches and domain expertise in space technology, India has secured new orders to launch 68 satellites for overseas customers, including a dozen from the US, a top official said on Tuesday.

“We got fresh orders to launch 68 satellites from various countries, including 12 from PlanetiQ, a US-based weather forecasting satellite firm,” said Rakesh Sasibhushan, Chairman and Managing Director of Antrix Corporation, the commercial arm of the Indian space agency.

Through Antrix, the state-run Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched 74 foreign satellites, including many from advanced countries like Belgium, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Israel and the US over the 15 years, using its most reliable workhorse – the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV).

“We estimate that about 2,500 satellites will be built in the next decade to meet the needs of countries and private customers for navigation, maritime, surveillance and other space-based applications,” Sashibhushan told reporters here ahead of the fifth biennial Space Expo from Thursday here.

The new orders include for launching smaller and nano-satellites with different payloads (instruments) for experiments, data generation, image-capturing and transmitting signals for communications, broadcasting, remote-sensing, earth observation and weather conditions.

“We also got an order to launch a heavier earth observation satellite from an overseas customer, said Sashibhushan without naming the customer, and asserted that Antrix would try to be competitive to win more contracts.

http://www.abplive.in/india-news/india-bags-orders-to-launch-68-foreign-satellites-407659
 

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GSLV being rolled out for Sept 8th launch!


GSLV-F05 is the tenth flight of India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV). In this flight, GSLV will launch 2211 kg INSAT-3DR, an advanced weather satellite into a Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO). After reaching GTO, INSAT-3DR will use its own propulsion system to reach its final geosynchronous orbital home and will be stationed at 74 deg East longitude. INSAT-3DR will provide a variety of meteorological services to the country. GSLV is designed to inject 2 - 2.5 ton class of satellites into GTO.

GSLV-F05 is the flight in which the indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS) is being carried on-board for the fourth time during a GSLV flight. GSLV-F05 flight is significant since it is the first operational flight of GSLV carrying CUS. GSLV-F05 will be launched from the Second Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR (SDSC SHAR), Sriharikota.

GSLV-F05 vehicle is configured with all its three stages including the CUS similar to the ones successfully flown during the previous GSLV-D5 and D6 missions in January 2014 and August 2015. GSLV-D5 and D6 successfully placed GSAT-14 and GSAT-6 satellites carried on-board in the intended GTOs very accurately.

GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR Mission is scheduled to be launched on Sept 08, 2016 at 16:10 hrs (IST) from SDSC, SHAR, Sriharikota.
 

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http://isro.gov.in/update/09-sep-20...f-insat-3dr-has-been-successfully-carried-out

Sep 09, 2016
The first apogee raise maneuver of INSAT-3DR has been successfully carried out.
The first apogee raise maneuver of INSAT-3DR has been successfully carried out by LAM Engine firing for 2935sec from 08:39hrs IST on September 09, 2016.
Orbit Determination results from this LAM firing are:
apogee X perigee height was changed to 35882 km X 7001 km. Inclination is 9.02 deg. Orbital period is 12hr 49min.
 

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