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GSLV Mark III could carry astronauts in two years: ISRO
PTI ^ | 10 March, 2005 | PTI

Posted on 03/11/2005 6:23:50 AM PST by CarrotAndStick

Tenali, AP, India. Mar 10 : An advanced version of the geostationary satellite launch vehicle (GSLV), capable of carrying astronauts into space and with a payload of ten tonnes, will be ready in two years, Indian Space Research Organisation chairman G M Nair has said.

However, India was not considering a manned space mission for the present because of the high cost involved and "not due to any technological weakness", Nair said here yesterday after receiving the Y Nayudamma memorial award from set up in memory of the former chairman of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.

The cost involved in training astronauts for aspace mission and creating the infrastructure was huge and not commensurate with the expected benefits, he said.

Nair said geostationary satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) Mark-III would be ready in two years and capable of carrying astronauts into space. The vehicle could carry a payload of ten tonnes into low earth orbit, he said.

A recoverable space capsule that would be tested next year would help in the design of modules to bring astronauts back, he said.

The currently available expendable launch vehicles like PSLV and GSLV, along with GSLV Mark-III would help India become "totally self- reliant" in launching remote-sensing satellites in low earth orbit and communication satellites of up to four tonnes in geostationary orbit, Nair added.

The proposed Chandrayan moon mission would form one major stepping stone in ISRO's efforts for planetary exploration, he said. PTI


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; india; isro; space

Pictures of the GSLV launching EduSat, a satellite meant for use by the colleges and universities of India:

Pictures of the GSLV launching EduSat, a satellite meant for use by the colleges and universities of India:

1 posted on 03/11/2005 6:23:51 AM PST by CarrotAndStick
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To: All

Amateur rocketeers started ISRO, in a shed, in an abandoned church in India, about 35 years ago.


2 posted on 03/11/2005 6:26:56 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: CarrotAndStick
Indian Space Research Organisation

Scary, just plain scary.

3 posted on 03/11/2005 6:53:58 AM PST by starfish923
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To: starfish923

Was that sarcasm? I didn't get what it was that scared you.(BTW, I am trying to revive this post here, ;) )


4 posted on 03/11/2005 7:05:06 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: starfish923

Why ?

The US doesn't own space.


5 posted on 03/11/2005 7:06:16 AM PST by Axlrose (Lets see what Gerry has to say about this)
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To: CarrotAndStick; Axlrose
India is scary because it is a country that still has 350 kinds of cholera, outbreaks of palegra and infestations of rats. Its "Mother Ganges," the holiest of holy rivers, is a sewer still filled with corpses and industrial filth. Although the caste system is officially out it still rules their lives. I could go on.
This country also has a multi-trillion rupee space industry.

You don't find that scary? I do. They are still so very backward for so advanced a culture. They THINK they are the most advanced and highly cultured civilization in the world. Their arrogance is such that I simply don't trust them. How can I trust a country with those credentials? I dunno.

6 posted on 03/11/2005 7:30:28 AM PST by starfish923
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To: starfish923
Yeah i agree, the indians and the chinese space adventures are comparable to what the USA did 4 decades ago. Now it the rat pres bubba didnt give away rocket science to the chicoms, they would be even farther behind. that too is scary, how the bastard sold us out for gawdam campaign contributions.
7 posted on 03/11/2005 7:34:22 AM PST by aspiring.hillbilly
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To: starfish923
I saw a sickening documentary on cable how the indians got whole tribes going around making a living catching rats with their bare hands from farmers fields and then for supper they sat around a camp fire feasting on their roasted "catch of the day" It made want to vomit...what a disgusting subcontinent that is..
8 posted on 03/11/2005 7:38:46 AM PST by aspiring.hillbilly
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To: CarrotAndStick; Cronos; Gengis Khan; Atlantic Friend; dervish; ekidsohbelaas

All time classic posts ping!!!!!!!!


9 posted on 03/11/2005 8:58:12 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Some people are best left wasting away in their ignorance. It's a good thing, you know, eventually organic garbage does turn to manure.


10 posted on 03/11/2005 9:29:13 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Datz why I jus luv this board. (Sorry Cronos)

The pathetic attempts at dissing India and dose goddam arrogant SOB injuns.

Hahaha! Entertainment baby.

What was that ad jingle? "I'm lovin it!"

:D


11 posted on 03/11/2005 9:40:35 AM PST by ekidsohbelaas (The Gods are REMFs)
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To: starfish923

For a country that was starving to death a few decades ago they have made a lot of progress. Space development is a popular idea in India, more popular than in the US and more popular than in China. In the long run it might be India that develops space. America could do it and is in the best position by far to do it, but the winner could be India.


12 posted on 03/11/2005 9:45:33 AM PST by RightWhale (Please correct if cosmic balance requires.)
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To: CarrotAndStick

That is an interesting factoid. There is stuff in those old Sanskrit books that might be taken as a sign of a very early interest in high tech, so the present generation might already have the right mindset for the conquest of space.


13 posted on 03/11/2005 9:49:39 AM PST by RightWhale (Please correct if cosmic balance requires.)
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To: ekidsohbelaas

You know something, I was hooked up on this post for an hour, nearly, waiting for responses to those idiotic comments earlier. I could have gone for the kill(s), but then thick heads are NOT what you need to liven up your day.


14 posted on 03/11/2005 9:50:54 AM PST by CarrotAndStick (The articles posted by me needn't necessarily reflect my opinion.)
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To: RightWhale
For a country that was starving to death a few decades ago they have made a lot of progress. Space development is a popular idea in India, more popular than in the US and more popular than in China. In the long run it might be India that develops space. America could do it and is in the best position by far to do it, but the winner could be India.

Correct on all accounts.

15 posted on 03/11/2005 10:21:07 AM PST by starfish923
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"You know something, I was hooked up on this post for an hour, nearly, waiting for responses to those idiotic comments earlier. I could have gone for the kill(s), but then thick heads are NOT what you need to liven up your day."

And I was waiting for nearly an hour not knowing what response to give to those idiotic comments. Just read and enjoy.


16 posted on 03/11/2005 10:58:09 AM PST by Gengis Khan ("There is no glory in incomplete action." -- Gengis Khan)
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To: CarrotAndStick

You are now looking at India's first generation ICBM.

17 posted on 03/11/2005 11:05:23 AM PST by Centurion2000 (Nations do not survive by setting examples for others. Nations survive by making examples of others)
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To: Centurion2000

India has been ICBM capable since the early 1980s,when it launched it's first successful SLV.Countries like Israel & Japan have also been capable of building ICBMS since the same period.


18 posted on 03/11/2005 11:10:14 AM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: sukhoi-30mki

Do you know anything about Surya, Jal and Vaayu missiles?


19 posted on 03/11/2005 11:32:13 AM PST by Gengis Khan ("There is no glory in incomplete action." -- Gengis Khan)
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To: starfish923

what is palegra?
I know plague (caused by yersina pestis) and pellagra (due to vitamin deficiency) - but palegra?


20 posted on 03/11/2005 11:46:50 AM PST by razoroccam (Then in the name of Allah, they will let loose the Germs of War (http://www.booksurge.com))
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To: Gengis Khan

Heard of Surya,but nothing about the other 2(barring in internet sites!!).But I wouldn't be surprised if they existed given the kind of systematic confusion that prevails about India's missiles-a good amount of deliberate.The Surya project has been talked of since the mid 90s,but I don't think India would test it till after it tests the Agni-3MRBM to cover the 3,000-5000km(Beijing & Shanghai) mark is tested .Doing the opposite would send all the wrong messages to the right people.


21 posted on 03/11/2005 7:57:19 PM PST by sukhoi-30mki
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To: razoroccam
what is palegra? I know plague (caused by yersina pestis) and pellagra (due to vitamin deficiency) - but palegra?

It's pellagra. I misspelled the word.

22 posted on 03/12/2005 7:18:31 AM PST by starfish923
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