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Imminente la partenza di una sonda spaziale indiana in direzione del pianeta Marte ....




India Assembling Launch Vehicle For Mars Orbiter ....


India has begun assembling the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) that will launch the country’s first Mars orbiter later this year, according to a senior scientist responsible of the mission.

Assembly of the four-stage rocket is underway at the Sriharikota spaceport in south India, the scientist at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) tells Aviation Week.

“The launch window is between Oct. 31 and Nov. 7,” the official says.


Fonte .... http://www.aviationweek.com/Article.aspx?id=/article-xml/asd_08_08_2013_p03-02-604832.xml



L'India aveva svelato le proprie ambizioni interplanetarie giusto un anno fa ....

















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Interessante quanto postato qui sopra. Indica anche come per certi Paesi (in questo caso quello che fra pochi anni sarà il più popoloso del mondo) è più facile mandare una sonda su Marte che risolvere i guai esistenziali quotidiani di centinaia di milioni di propri cittadini.

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Interessante quanto postato qui sopra. Indica anche come per certi Paesi (in questo caso quello che fra pochi anni sarà il più popoloso del mondo) è più facile mandare una sonda su Marte che risolvere i guai esistenziali quotidiani di centinaia di milioni di propri cittadini.


Scusa mo-mo ma questa è una diatriba che va avanti almeno dai tempi delle prime missioni statunitensi; e non è che gli USA, nel frattempo, abbia risolto tutti i guai esistenziali dei suoi concittadini.


Perché spendere tanti soldi per lo spazio?


A questo quesito ha già risposto in maniera più che egregia Ernest Stuhlinger quarantatré anni fa: Why Explorer Space?

(traduzione integrale: Il Post.it)

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Sì certo, hai ragione. Solo che l'India non è gli USA. Una differenza la farei. Ma sono d'accordo che sono discussioni che lasciano il tempo che trovano. La mia era solo un'osservazione (personale).

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L'India è l'India e vive di contraddizioni da sempre.


Ricordo un discorso di Indira Gandhi, se ricordo bene fu in occasione della sua visita al salone aeronautico di Parigi - Le Bourget del 1982 o a qualcosa di simile ma sempre in Francia, in cui fece sfoggio di una retorica antimilitarista degna del suo omologo e ben più famoso precedessore.


Non ricordo bene il suo discorso, e non ne ho trovato traccia in rete, ma più o meno affermava che con il costo di un solo caccia si sarebbero potuti costruire non so più quanti pozzi e contribuire a sfamare centinaia se non migliaia di persone.


La signora Gandhi lasciò la Francia firmando un contratto d'acquisto per 51 Mirage 2000. :scratch::wip41:


Ps. forse tu te ne ricordi meglio di me perché la Tsi a quei tempi ci fece più di un servizio su quel discorso e fece passare la notizia dell'acquisto dei Mirage un po' in sordina. :whistling:

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L'anno dovrebbe essere stato il 1981 .... anche perché il Salone di Parigi si tiene negli anni dispari ....


Articolo del NYT che parla dell'acquisto degli aerei francesi .... http://www.nytimes.com/1981/11/17/world/doubts-arise-about-india-s-plans-to-buy-jet-fighters-from-france.html



Aggiungo che il contratto venne finalizzato nell'autunno del 1982 ....





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L' India pensa in GRANDE !!!


ANALYSIS: India's bid for the Moon – and beyond ...
By: Mike Rajkumar - Bangalore
18 July, 2019

India's space agency is pressing ahead with bold plans to put a second rover on the Moon - and send three astronauts into space.
An increasingly confident Indian space programme is making ambitious plans to send a human into space and launch missions to explore the inner solar system. 
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has also announced its intention to build a space station. 
Headquartered in Bengaluru, India’s IT capital, the Indian space agency is receiving strong backing from New Delhi, which is keen to advance the nation's scientific achievements.
ISRO has been tasked with putting an Indian into space in 2022, which also marks the 75th anniversary of the country's independence. 
India's human spaceflight mission, which goes by the name Gaganyaan – “sky craft” in Sanskrit – was announced in August 2018. 
Putting an Indian into space will cost New Delhi the equivalent of around $1.25 billion and work is proceeding at a feverish pace.
The Gaganyaan plan is to orbit up to three Indian astronauts for a mission duration of three to five days in a craft weighing approximately 7t, comprising crew and service modules. 
Two unmanned missions will precede the 2022 crewed flight. 
The space agency has confirmed the design verification for the human rating of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk III launch vehicle; this variant of the indigenously developed spacecraft is ISRO's most powerful launcher to date.
The system concept review for various systems of the mission is also now nearing completion. 
A crew module atmospheric re-entry test was carried out as long ago as December 2014, during a GSLV Mk III flight; re-entry and recovery characteristics of the crew module were deemed successful. 
A pad abort test followed in July 2018, to demonstrate the crew escape system.
The Indian space agency is also setting up a new Human Space Flight Centre as part of the Gaganyaan effort. 
The crew for the manned mission will be provided by the Indian air force and ISRO is in discussions with multiple international space agencies for assistance in crew training.
Separately, ISRO is looking at several robotic missions in the inner Solar System. 
A follow-on to the ongoing Mars Orbiter Mission – which on its arrival at Mars in 2014 saw India join ESA, Russia and the USA in the successful Mars mission club – is under consideration.
A solar mission called Aditya - L1 is planned for 2020 to study the Sun's corona and its impact on the Earth's climate change. 
And, tentatively planned for launch in 2023 is a new mission to Venus, to study the planet's atmosphere and surface topography.
Indian space exploration plans have gained a boost from the success of Chandrayaan-1, the country’s first lunar exploration mission in October 2008, followed by MOM, also known as Mangalyaan (“Mars craft” in Sanskrit), which launched in 2013.
But on the immediate horizon is India's second Moon mission, Chandrayaan-2, scheduled for a GSLV Mk III launch on 15 July from Satish Dhawan Space Centre on Sriharikota Island near Chennai, on the Bay of Bengal. 
The Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft comprises three modules: orbiter, lander and rover weigh in at 3.9t.
Speaking at the agency's satellite integration and test centre in Bengaluru in June as final checks on the lander and orbiter were completed, ISRO chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan made it clear that he had no illusions as to the scale of the challenge awaiting his organisation.
Chandrayaan-2 must make it to lunar orbit and also to the surface. 
The final 30km (19 mile) journey of the lander, named Vikram, will be "terrifying" says Sivan – a mild-mannered rocket scientist not given to exaggeration. 
Vikram’s soft landing is planned for 6 September.
This second lunar mission will cost approximately $140 million; its scientific objectives are to study the origin and evolution of the Moon by mapping variations in the surface and measuring water molecule distribution on and below the surface, as well as in the tenuous lunar exosphere to address the origin of water on Moon. 
The lunar rover, named Pragyan, has a planned service life of one lunar day (14 Earth days), during which it is designed to travel a distance of 500m (1,640ft) to conduct scientific experiments.

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