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Now India successfully launches 'spy satellite' after ICBM Test fired last week
The NDTV ^

Posted on 04/26/2012 10:06:15 AM PDT by MBT ARJUN

Sriharikota: A great week for India's rocket scientists, twin back-to-back successful launches, India's most potent missile the Agni-V from Wheeler Island on April 19 and now the 'grand success' of ISRO'S rocket from Sriharikota.

India today successfully launched its first indigenous 'spy satellite' RISAT-1. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) carrying the radar imaging satellite lifted off from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh at 5.47 am. Minutes later, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman Dr K Radhakrishnan declared the mission "a grand success".

"PSLV-C19 has successfully injected India's first indigenous radar imaging satellite RISAT-1 into orbit. It is a proud moment for India," he said. (Watch) The 44.5 metres tall, 321-tonne PSLV-C19 ascended towards the sky amidst resounding cheers of ISRO scientists. Around 17 minutes after the lift-off, it placed RISAT-1 into a polar circular orbit at an altitude of 480 kilometres and an orbital inclination of 97.552 degrees. Each of the four stages of the rocket performed as programmed. This is the 20th consecutively successive successful flight of the PSLV. (Read: Top 10 must-know facts)

RISAT-1 has day and night viewing capacity and will not be blinded by cloud cover. It will orbit the earth 14 times a day. It will help in crop monitoring and flood forecasting during Kharif season. It gives India the ability of continuous surveillance. The all-weather surveillance tool is hence sometimes referred as a spy satellite in common parlance.

Weighing 1,858 kilograms, RISAT-1 is the heaviest satellite ever launched from India. It took ISRO 10 years to make this sophisticated satellite. The total cost of the mission is about Rs. 500 crores. It is probably India's most expensive mission hoisted from Sriharikota till date.

RISAT-1 carries a C-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) payload, operating in a multi-polarisation and multi-resolution mode and can provide images with coarse, fine and high spatial resolutions. It has a nominal mission life of five years. It can have a resolution of about 1 meter.

RISAT-1's project director N Valarmathi is the first woman to head a remote-sensing satellite project.

Apart from RISAT-1, India already has another spy satellite RISAT-2 which was launched in 2009. It was acquired from Israel for ABOUT $110 million.

RISAT-1's launch comes exactly a week after India successfully test-fired its first Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Agni-V.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: china; india; nasa; space

1 posted on 04/26/2012 10:06:23 AM PDT by MBT ARJUN
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To: U-238

SAR in a polar orbit for crops and floods? I rather doubt it.


2 posted on 04/26/2012 10:13:48 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: F15Eagle

Polar Orbits are for targeting MRVS.


3 posted on 04/26/2012 10:21:27 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: MBT ARJUN

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjB_Tf7Cy3A&feature=related


4 posted on 04/26/2012 10:22:11 AM PDT by entropy12 (Winning is the only thing...coach Vince Lombardi. Losers in elections have zero power.)
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To: MBT ARJUN

This just ruined a few Pakis and Chinesesisiz day.


5 posted on 04/26/2012 10:22:22 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: MBT ARJUN

If they can put a heavy load into orbit then they can field an ICBM.


6 posted on 04/26/2012 10:24:06 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: MBT ARJUN

Where is “tech support” located? Hope they have better luck than I do....


7 posted on 04/26/2012 10:25:12 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: MBT ARJUN

Where is “tech support” located? Hope they have better luck than I do....


8 posted on 04/26/2012 10:27:53 AM PDT by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: MBT ARJUN

What a waste. Here is one of the dirtiest, filthiest, poor, hygiene challenged countries on the planet and they are wasting their time with this?

Get to know the flush toiled, soap and water, water purification, insect and rodent control then start playing in space.


9 posted on 04/26/2012 10:35:36 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Wurlitzer
What a waste. Here is one of the dirtiest, filthiest, poor, hygiene challenged countries on the planet and they are wasting their time with this?

Get to know the flush toiled, soap and water, water purification, insect and rodent control then start playing in space.


Hmm I swear I have heard this somewhere before, not quite in that way, but pretty sure all the libs put forth similar arguments for neutering the US military too...you know cause of all those 'poor' people in the USA too.

So should India rely on America for support when Pakistan or China decide to pay her a visit? Given how the current US leadership stabs even their friends in the back...its pretty wise for India to take care of their own defense.
10 posted on 04/26/2012 10:48:38 AM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: massgopguy

They are definitely not searching for crops and floods.


11 posted on 04/26/2012 11:08:35 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Wurlitzer

India is not all peasants and bullock carts.

You should note that their rockets do blast off and
deploy as designed unlike those of Little Kim.


12 posted on 04/26/2012 11:52:14 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Wurlitzer

Whatever their faults I am glad India is advancing thus because I now view them as a firewall in Asia against other, more hostile powers.


13 posted on 04/26/2012 12:27:43 PM PDT by Lexinom (Mitt < 1,144)
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To: RitchieAprile

Of course it is not all peasants and bullock carts, but 99% of it is. What a filthy cesspool. I hope to never visit there again.


14 posted on 04/26/2012 1:12:32 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Lexinom

I for one only hope their “advancing” keeps them in India and not bringing their “culture” to the USA. YUCK!

One would think people who figured out rocketry would know you don’t $hit where you eat and just maybe everything that moves in not Holy.

That country is a cesspool and I hope I never have to see it again.


15 posted on 04/26/2012 1:17:14 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Wurlitzer

So what made you visit India in the first place?


16 posted on 04/26/2012 1:23:08 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

I traveled world wide for over 26 years on business. I was in many very nice countries (USA still #1 but on a downward path) and some cesspools like India. No way should a country be able to master rocketry and have the hygiene of pigs in a pig pen unless there is a serious problem with the culture.


17 posted on 04/26/2012 1:48:03 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Wurlitzer

And where in India did you go? And what “business” would you possibly have in a “cesspool” like India?


18 posted on 04/26/2012 1:56:53 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

I was Corporate Director of Engineering for a 50B+/year business with responsibilities for over 70 plants world wide. Good enough?


19 posted on 04/26/2012 2:17:42 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Wurlitzer
“I was Corporate Director of Engineering for a 50B+/year business with responsibilities for over 70 plants world wide. Good enough?”

I dunno. You didnt tell me where in India you went to.

Corporate Director of Engineering for a 50B+/year business with responsibilities for over 70 plants world wide...... and you sound like Lord Snoot frothing with vitriol who had no idea India was a poor third world country.

20 posted on 04/26/2012 2:32:22 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

OK Saul Alinsky, I worked damned hard to get to that position and had to spend 85% of my time away from my family.

Being in that many countries does not make someone Snooty it makes them a credible judge of various countries and cultures something you are obviously lacking.

You obviously are trying to defend the indefensible using the left’s Saul Alinsky tactics of attacking me because YES INDIA IS A CESSPOOL FILLED WITH PEOPLE WHO STINK TO HIGH HEAVEN and you have zip, zero, nada to refute what I posted.

You prove to me that scum filled country is a garden of Eden. You cannot. Nice try Saul


21 posted on 04/26/2012 2:42:11 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Wurlitzer
I was Corporate Director of Engineering for a 50B+/year business with responsibilities for over 70 plants world wide. Good enough?

I'm impressed. You have my respect.

22 posted on 04/26/2012 4:52:35 PM PDT by Lexinom (Mitt < 1,144)
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To: Wurlitzer
You know funny thing is every loser on the internet claims to be no less then a Corporate Director, CEO, CFO, CTO....you name it. Its a dead give away they are just plain old losers.

And if YOU are a “credible judge of cultures”.....then I am Prince of Wales.

You still havent told me where in India you went to where you witnessed the cesspool you talk of. Get back to me when you have that.

23 posted on 04/26/2012 4:53:09 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

You know funny thing is every loser on the internet claims to be no less then a Corporate Director, CEO, CFO, CTO....you name it. Its a dead give away they are just plain old losers.
And if YOU are a “credible judge of cultures”.....then I am Prince of Wales.


Folks, here we have a perfect example of a low life who cannot possibly defend their position in a debate so just pulls out their sister’s copy of Rules for Radicals and attacks their opponent. This may be the debate style on Democratic Underground or Progressives (aka Marxist Communist) but we are on to your limited intellect and your indefensible position in this debate.

Not only are you incapable of a civil discussion due to your love of Saul Alinsky tactics but just who do you think you are to DEMAND I tell you anything?

You even show your ignorance knows no bounds when you try to equate Engineering with pencil pushing number crunchers. What high level of employment have you achieved? 2nd shift hamburger flipper at McDonalds?

So because YOU ASKED what I did and I told you I am a loser. You have to be a liberal troll. I would dare you to say that to my face but you would pee your pants if you were ever confronted by anything but a computer monitor.

Loser? I’ll match my earnings to yours any day assuming you even break double digits.

When you have EARNED responsibility for so many facilities and have traveled extensively then get back to us when you get out of your mother’s basement.

Ahmedabad, Delhi, Pune, and Kolkata or Calcutta are the ones that come to mind immediately as after 26+ years of travel I may have missed one or two. Note, you still have not refuted a single thing but your low IQ and your reliance on Saul Alinsky proves to anyone you are the loser.

People like you are a waste of time and bandwidth.


24 posted on 04/26/2012 5:39:24 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Wurlitzer
Lol. You make me laugh. You are pissed because I dont buy your silly tale? And since when did “Corporate Director of Engineering” become the qualification for judging cultures?

And whats your fascination with Saul Alinsky? Do the two of you share the same grave or did you just happen to buy a book from the dollar store?

I would dare you to say that to my face “

Ummm..... I think I did already..... or so you can consider.

25 posted on 04/26/2012 6:23:26 PM PDT by ravager
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To: Wurlitzer

Ok! so what’s your Point ? last time I checked Your President was literally pleading for buisness and Jobs to Filthy,dirt poor chaps in India .You mean Amerikan people are Criticaly low in IQ ,as their representative don’t even know whom to plead ??
Well here’s Indian economy 101 lesson -India is growing like never before and uplifting millions of people every year. Raised 900million people to middle class ,still 300million to go.
Limited resources but unlimited Potential is what we Indians believe.
We don’t need your advice where to spend our money ,it’s our concern.
And about your expierence in India ,well you sounds like an frustrated amerikan who lost his job due to more competent,much educated still take 30% low pay Indian. I wish that Indian is me .Work in Cognizant (US IT MNC ) as a medical writer,now how that sounds to you ? :)
P.S-Posted from Mobi, plz Ignore typo error


26 posted on 04/26/2012 7:06:55 PM PDT by MBT ARJUN
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To: Wurlitzer

Ok! so what’s your Point ? last time I checked Your President was literally pleading for buisness and Jobs to Filthy,dirt poor chaps in India .You mean Amerikan people are Criticaly low in IQ ,as their representative don’t even know whom to plead ??
Well here’s Indian economy 101 lesson -India is growing like never before and uplifting millions of people every year. Raised 900million people to middle class ,still 300million to go.
Limited resources but unlimited Potential is what we Indians believe.
We don’t need your advice where to spend our money ,it’s our concern.
And about your expierence in India ,well you sounds like an frustrated amerikan who lost his job due to more competent,much educated still take 30% low pay Indian. I wish that Indian is me .Work in Cognizant (US IT MNC ) as a medical writer,now how that sounds to you ? :)
P.S-Posted from Mobi, plz Ignore typo error


27 posted on 04/26/2012 7:07:17 PM PDT by MBT ARJUN
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To: ravager

You better take your meds.

Traveling for over 26 years to well over a hundred countries qualifies me to make INFORMED opinions based upon real life experiences of those cultures and countries. Only your complete ignorance would attempt to link Corporate Engineering to judging cultures. Is this too difficult of a concept for you to understand?

I have no fascination with Saul Alinsky but I sure as hell can spot someone using his dishonest debate tactics who in this entire tread has yet to dispute, with PROOF, anything I have said about India. You have not even made an attempt to dispute what I have WITNESSED first hand because you can’t hence your attacks on me.

Also, you obviously do not have a command of the English language if you think sitting in your stained underwear typing on your computer is saying something to someone’s face.

What’s the problem little boy did I insult your country of origin with facts? Too bad, it is what it is and that is a filthy country with little attention to hygiene.

You certainly have come to a debate completely unarmed.

When you actually have PROOF that India has completely cleaned up its act, has flush toilets in most every dwelling, keeps its animals where animals belong, and taking a bath is not wading in the Ganges river with God knows what floating by, get back to the rest of us in civilization and let us know how that is working for India.


28 posted on 04/26/2012 7:07:16 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Wurlitzer

Ok! so what’s your Point ? last time I checked Your President was literally pleading for buisness and Jobs to Filthy,dirt poor chaps in India .You mean Amerikan people are Criticaly low in IQ ,as their representative don’t even know whom to plead ??
Well here’s Indian economy 101 lesson -India is growing like never before and uplifting millions of people every year. Raised 900million people to middle class ,still 300million to go.
Limited resources but unlimited Potential is what we Indians believe.
We don’t need your advice where to spend our money ,it’s our concern.
And about your expierence in India ,well you sounds like an frustrated amerikan who lost his job due to more competent,much educated still take 30% low pay Indian. I wish that Indian is me .Work in Cognizant (US IT MNC ) as a medical writer,now how that sounds to you ? :)
P.S-Posted from Mobi, plz Ignore typo error


29 posted on 04/26/2012 7:08:08 PM PDT by MBT ARJUN
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To: Wurlitzer

Here’s more for you mate- Poor ,Filthy Indians can even make Naval Fighter,Today is her 1st maiden flight .

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/244815/lca-naval-variants-first-flight.html

:)


30 posted on 04/26/2012 7:13:51 PM PDT by MBT ARJUN
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To: MBT ARJUN

“And about your expierence in India ,well you sounds like an frustrated amerikan who lost his job due to more competent,much educated still take 30% low pay Indian. I wish that Indian is me “


I did not lose my job Sorry to ruin your argument. I am now very comfortably retired. In fact, in my entire working career I was never out of a job. I always had one lined up before I left the previous one. I started as just a technician in an Aerospace firm and worked my way to a very nice job where I was able to experience the world albeit in 1-4 week snippets.

After dealing with alleged technical support from India I have no doubt you actually think “...more competent,much educated still take 30% low pay Indian” is true and is proper sentence structure. Such a belief makes dialog very difficult when you believe things which are not true.

It may surprise you that I am quite happy India is improving but an honest person would be willing to admit they have a looooooong way to go.


MBT ARJUN wrote:”Work in Cognizant (US IT MNC ) as a medical writer,now how that sounds to you ?”

Actually it sounds downright scary if you think what and how you wrote the sentence above is proper. Not bad if you are running a rent by the hour motel but if you are writing medical information stay the hell away from our health care system.

You do make a valid point however, when you address our President as under his Marxist plans we could very well pass India on the way down as India works to improve life for its citizens.


31 posted on 04/26/2012 7:31:49 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: MBT ARJUN

“Here’s more for you mate- Poor ,Filthy Indians can even make Naval Fighter,Today is her 1st maiden flight .”


Congratulations, now see if you can get flush toilets and hygiene to your people.

At least that Fighter will help you with your little problem with your Is-Slime neighbors to your North West.


32 posted on 04/26/2012 7:37:39 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: ravager

STOP being a douche-bag and STFU.


33 posted on 04/26/2012 7:43:45 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Wurlitzer
You know I can easily picture you as a horrendously fat, zit faced, donuts munching, Michael Moorish kind of raving retard, too lazy to haul his own heavy a$$ to the bathroom. Pathetically stupid, ignorant, bitchy, spoiled, jaded, lacking social skills....and jabbing away at the keyboard with vengeance.

You have facts like Joe Biden has brains. You judging culture is like Mike Tyson judging Rembrandt.....or Snoop Dogg judging Mozart. Get it?

I know you have been trying to coax me into a debate but you should have figured by now why I didn't indulge you in a debate. I don't care.

I have a bunch of American men and women who would be going to India for the third time and they cant wait to be back there. I have had friends from college who go to India every few years. The fact that you only saw filth was maybe because you don't see much outside your own kind? I dunno.... different people have different experiences, I guess?

As for command over English..... get back to me when you speak 6 languages.... and I will still kick your butt with Queen's English.

Ah and Saul Alinsky!! Rules for Radicals! Yes just like you I went to the dollar store and bought the book for 99 cents. I read the whole book. Now I am using the Saul Alinsky tactics against you. How about that?

You know you are a Idiot.

34 posted on 04/27/2012 5:28:41 AM PDT by ravager
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To: Wurlitzer; MBT ARJUN

“I did not lose my job..... I was never out of a job.”

He just never had one. Actually that would explain a lot.


35 posted on 04/27/2012 5:36:46 AM PDT by ravager
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To: Wurlitzer; Rebelbase
I see you got yourself a little fan following here but you might want to ping in a few more of your friends since li’l ol' “Rebelrat” is kinda limited on vocabulary.
36 posted on 04/27/2012 7:25:37 AM PDT by ravager
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To: Wurlitzer; MBT ARJUN
“Actually it sounds downright scary if you think what and how you wrote the sentence above is proper. Not bad if you are running a rent by the hour motel but if you are writing medical information stay the hell away from our health care system.”

With the kind of debt US has, I don't think Obamacare can afford anything better. I hope you enjoy the coming of the socialist utopia. And very soon Indians will have to downgrade their English to be on par with Spanglish/Ebonics speaking customers in US. Fun days ahead! /s

37 posted on 04/27/2012 7:46:13 AM PDT by ravager
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