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Old 29th April 2008, 11:47   #16
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Didn't take much time for them to convert Permanent Sea Loving Vehicle to Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle. Very reliable vehicle.
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This is what ISRO is now looking into about sending on to the moon.
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There was something not-so-normal about the weather in Chennai today : clear blue skies and bright sun (but NOT hot). I was taking a walk ~ 6:00pm in the open area around our office (SIPCOT IT Park , Siruseri, CHENNAI).

Something at the northern horizon attracted my attention. There was a thick contrail. It was looking good against the clear blue skies. But, it didnt seem like the contrail of a normal jet aircraft. Then I tried to take a closer look at the 'aircraft'. It didnt look like a regular aircraft, and it was moving VERY FAST !!! And like regular aircraft, it did not move parallel to the ground, but seemed to be climbing vertically, very fast. And disapperared from view soon. And the remaining contrails had expanded to form thick,snaky, cloud-like patterns.

Back at my desk, googled it out to verify my doubts : and yes, I had just witnessed a satellite launch . Amazing coincidence!

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Any chennaites watching the satellite launch from Sriharikota today ?

The Mars Orbiter Mission MOM is scheduled at 14:38 IST today.
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...The Mars Orbiter Mission MOM is scheduled at 14:38 IST today.
In spite of the hazy, cloudy skies, was able to see the PSLV streaking throught the sky ! Also, could see the pause in the contrail and thick contrails re-starting as the second stage ignited. Mangalyaan disappeared from sight soon. Bon Voyage !
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In spite of the hazy, cloudy skies, was able to see the PSLV streaking throught the sky ! Also, could see the pause in the contrail and thick contrails re-starting as the second stage ignited. Mangalyaan disappeared from sight soon. Bon Voyage !
Indeed a superb effort by ISRO. I just wish we have a space scientist on board here on TeamBHP who could enlighten us more.
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Great going ISRO, A proud moment for all of us.
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Indeed a superb effort by ISRO. I just wish we have a space scientist on board here on TeamBHP who could enlighten us more.
TeamBHP never ceases to amaze us!! I am reporting sir (there is even an ex-ISRO scientist amongst us, find his post in my thread). (after a long break though)!! what do you want to know?

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifting-gears/127318-about-rocket-science-engines.html (About Rocket Science & Engines)
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It has been done folks....I am EXTREMELY proud as an Indian. Contrary to very popular belief that as a country, we are really not going anywhere, well, this is indeed light at the end of the tunnel. We are actually going to Mars. (I know, it is very early, we need to orbit first and all, but still...)

I do not know if this calls for a thread, mods, delete it if inappropriate, but there are engines on that rocket too.

This actually proves, with a bit of goodwill, organized effort and best minds, relevant and timely progress in any field is possible! Jokes on N.a.M.o expanded acronym notwithstanding.

Having said all this, how many of us BHPians think the space program is a justified one? I for one, sure do. Is more of a "heart" feeling than a "head" reasoning. (OT, but I strongly believe, aliens are out there, too...) What do you think of India's scientific community (not the expat one) 20 years hence?

Can someone share more scientific and other relevant details? Links would be great. Are there BHPians working in ISRO who can enlighten us?

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Great job. Successful launch. The media was going about too much power from 1st stage. Folks it is amazing that they are able to manage the soild booster as well as they do. Now a case of sour grapes from Madhavan Nair (of Antrix fame!).
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Great job. Successful launch. The media was going about too much power from 1st stage. Folks it is amazing that they are able to manage the soild booster as well as they do. Now a case of sour grapes from Madhavan Nair (of Antrix fame!).
Not wanting to take this thread away from its intention, I guess the Antrix issue has become fire under the sand! There are several issues with higher negative impact other than this small Antrix debacle (i would like to call it that way!) which I cannot and do not want to discuss here.

With respect to the solid booster staging, there was never a problem with it, as the saying goes, "What does not exist, cannot go wrong!" so their simple working principle (no complex flow control valves or electronics) accounts to their high rate of success albeit a lot of environmentalists are going hoo haa over their usage off-late (in the EU and in other developed space fairing nations with launch capabilities).

The only technology to be proven is the home grown cryo and the semi-cryo engines, which I hope will be proven when the GSLV flies in december. Keeping my fingers crossed for it.
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Another major milestone completed! Engine did wake up after 10 months.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/43150472.cms
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Congratulations to ISRO. Wonderful achievement this.
First country to it successfully in its maiden attempt and its the cheapest among all.
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Cheapest mission
Source: The Wall Street Journal (http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2...ssion-to-mars/)

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Best conversation on Twitter:

Curiosity Rover ‏@MarsCuriosity Namaste, @MarsOrbiter! Congratulations to @ISRO and India's first interplanetary mission upon achieving Mars orbit.

ISRO's Mars OrbiterVerified account ‏@MarsOrbiter

Howdy @MarsCuriosity ? Keep in touch. I'll be around.

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I only wish our politicos refrain from petty mindedness on this day of national joy and celebration. The winners are India and the ISRO team, and not petty minded netas.
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