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ISRO to set up 'Third Launch Pad' for advanced launch vehicles

NEW DELHI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is planning to set up a new launch pad, referred as Third Launch Pad, at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. "The Third Launch Pad is intended to support increased launch frequency, launching requirements of future advanced launch vehicles and also serve as a redundant launch pad for the GSLV MIII class of vehicles," said a government press release. Detailed studies on possible concepts /options and preliminary configuration have been carried out, the release added. The possible site for the Third Launch Pad has been identified in Sriharikota taking into account the safety distances and maximal utilisation of existing launch pad facilities. "However, further work on design of the launch pad will be taken up at an appropriate time after finalising the configuration of the advanced launch vehicle, operationalisation of GSLV MIII, programmatic requirements and resource availability," government said. This information was provided by MoS in the Prime Minister's Office and Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh in a reply to an unstarred question in Rajya Sabha.
ISRO to set up 'Third Launch Pad' for advanced launch vehicles - The Economic Times
 

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Hot Test of Cryogenic Engine Successful, Says ISRO - The New Indian Express

TIRUNELVELI:GSLV MK-3, high power integrated cryogenic engine, was hot tested successfully at ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Tirunelveli district on Saturday.

IPRC Director D. Karthikesan said as part of an important milestone in developing a heavy lift launch vehicle, GSLV MK-3, for the next generation, a major milestone was achieved when the cryogenic CE-20 engine was hot tested.

It was successfully tested for 20 seconds at ISRO Propulsion Complex(IPRC), Mahendragiri on Saturday.

"It is yet another milestone achievement on the road map of developing a bigger and more powerful indigenously built high thrust cryogenic upper stage for GSLV MK3 rocket for the Indian Space Programme," said Karthikesan.

The Cryogenic CE-20 engine was a fully indigenous engine of ISRO and delivered a thrust of 20 tonnes. All the major parameters of CE-20 engine were normal and further tests were planned in the coming months, he added.

IPRC scientists said it was tested at around 3-45pm.

Various subsystems of CE-20, such as injector, thrust chamber, gas generator, LOX and LH2 turbo pumps were tested earlier at IPRC, Mahendragiri.
 

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The 59 and half hour count-down of PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission has started at 05:49 hr IST on Thursday, March 26, 2015
The 59 and half hour count-down of PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission has started at 05:49 hr IST on Thursday, March 26, 2015 - ISRO

PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update: Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has commenced at 09:40 hr (IST)
PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update: Mono Methyl Hydrazine (MMH) propellant filling operation of fourth stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has commenced at 09:40 hr (IST) - ISRO
 

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PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update: Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of Fourth Stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has commenced at 16:15 hr (IST)
PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update: Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of Fourth Stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has commenced at 16:15 hr (IST) - ISRO

Mar 26, 2015
PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update: Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of Fourth Stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has been completed by 19:00 hr (IST)
PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update: Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of Fourth Stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has been completed by 19:00 hr (IST) - ISRO
 

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PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update: Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of Fourth Stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has commenced at 16:15 hr (IST)
PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update: Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of Fourth Stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has commenced at 16:15 hr (IST) - ISRO

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PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update: Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of Fourth Stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has been completed by 19:00 hr (IST)
PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission Update: Mixed Oxides of Nitrogen (MON-3) oxidiser filling operation of Fourth Stage (PS4) of PSLV-C27 has been completed by 19:00 hr (IST) - ISRO
 

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Sucessful launch!! congrats to ISRo scientist.
Now India has its own navigation System with IRNS-1d launch. The only drawback is now we can get Navigation coverage for 18 hours. The next satellite would enable coverage for 24 hours for alomost 3/4th of India. After launch of 7 satellites we will have 24 hours coverage for entire India and nearly around 1500 kms radius from india.
 

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Satellite successfully placed in orbit, Congrats ISRO !

Now India has placed 4 satellites out of 7 in IRNSS. These 4 satellites can give services for 18 hours a day, once the remaining three satellites are launched the services will be 24 hr/day.
 
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Satellite successfully placed in orbit, Congrats ISRO !

Now India has placed 4 satellites out of 7 in IRNSS. These 4 satellites can give services for 18 hours a day, once the remaining three satellites are launched the services will be 24 hr/day.
When will they start operation? Which device will be able to receive the civilian signal? I will surely buy that.
 

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When will they start operation? Which device will be able to receive the civilian signal? I will surely buy that.
By mid 2016 I think.

Once they start the services they will release the receiver Chips and Apps that can be integrated into mobiles, navigation systems etc....
 

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