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@isro, as part of plans to expand its ground station network, plans to build one in French Guiana. According to Isro, “technical discussion on establishing” the stn is on with CNES, ties with whom has expanded beyond EO to include human spaceflight & SSA. 1/n
A senior Isro scientist said: “This will be what we call a gateway station, which will be used to link the proposed Indian Data Relay Satellites (IDRS). We’ve made the proposal and the site has been identified by our partners in France… 2/n
…Acquisition of required permissions & other processes are ongoing. While the first major use case for the stn could be #Gaganyaan, this will have benefits for all future telemetry & tracking ops, monitoring of LV during launches, data downloading data from EO sats etc.” 3/n
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#Updates #Space #Thread

Had to be away. But here are some developments. More to follow later this evening or early tomorrow.

First, the #RLVTDLEX date will be fixed after the lifting trial is done. Isro will use Chinook as opposed to Mi17 as planned earlier. 1/n Image courtesy: @isro
@isro, which has received a key payload #VELC for #AdityaL1 today, has completed survey and radiation studies at Fiji Islands for a temporary station being designed specifically for the Solar mission, while exploration of other sites is ongoing. 2/n
Fiji Islands is one of the options being explored to support the observatory-class space-based solar mission wherein the spacecraft will be placed in a halo orbit around L1. A final decision on location will be taken later based on the exact mission profile of the mission. 3/n
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1/x. Sergei Pozdnyakov, general director of NPP Zvezda, the manufacturer of Russian spacesuits and shock-absorbing seats, gave an interview to TASS and shared some information about the plans for new generation of spacesuits. Here’s the quick summary for you. ⤵️
2/х. The new Sokol-M spacesuit as well as the Cheget shock-absorbing seat are designed specifically for #Oryol spacecraft and cannot be used in Soyuz-MS due to the difference in the life support system. The flight models will be ready when Oryol is ready to fly.
3/x. Another work in progress is the spacesuit to walk on the lunar surface. They have a concert and currently prepare a model for ergonomics tests. The lunar spacesuit will be modular, which allows to replace a module instead of sending the whole suite to Earth for repairs.
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The Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO)

An institution which paved its way to become an integral part of the human space programs and made India, an emerging centre for upcoming exciting space technologies.

Lets have a look at some of the upcoming missions of ISRO.

The Gaganyaan Mission, it is India's crewed mission that aims to send humans to Lower Earth Orbit (LEO)and bring them back safely.

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Here we go: #update #thread #Space

@isro, as part of its preparations for India’s first human spaceflight mission — #Gaganyaan — is planning seven integrated air-drop tests (IADTs) of simulated crew modules, which will validate the parachute system. 1/n
While some tests in the run-up to these 7 tests have been completed, IADTs will be crucial before moving ahead to the next phase. The space agency has already completed the preliminary structural design of the crew seat assembly, the IADT structure design of the crew module. 2/n
“For validation of the parachute system, seven IADTs are planned with a simulated crew module, maintaining external configuration similar to flight… 3/n
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Here we go. #Thread #space #update

2 key missions of spl test vehicle developed as part of #Gaganyaan are most likely in Aug & Dec. As I’d reported earlier, @isro is working towards 2 tests to establish crew abort & escape systems before the first uncrewed mission. 1/n
We are looking to schedule the 1st abort mission in Aug & the 2nd in Dec: Somnath. @isro to intentionally cause an anomaly & allow crew module to come out of it, do tumbling manoeuvres, deploy parachutes, & land in a designated spot on the sea before being recovered. 2/n
Aside from this — which is only one type of abort test — there are different events such as maximum dynamic pressure condition, maximum acceleration condition, some transient condition etc, in which abort will become critical in flight... 3/n
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#JUSTIN | Senior @isro scientist S Unnikrishnan Nair has taken charge as the director of #VSSC. Nair will continue to also hold the position of director, #HSFC (Human Space Flight Centre) that is spearheading the #Gaganyaan programme. 1/n
He has B.Tech in mechanical engineering from Kerala University, ME in Aerospace engg from @iiscbangalore, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from @iitmadras. 2/n
“Some missions will be taken up on priority. SSLV will come in April, Gaganyaan test vehicle missions will be this year, and we are looking at #chandrayaan3. These are immediate goals. We'll continue with overall Gaganyaan activities and other projects," Nair told me. 3/n
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Two #Gaganyaan crew abort tests & #Aditya top priority this yr. @isro will look to launch a relay sat too. Dept of Space, which got Rs 13.7k-cr in Budget has outcome targets for sat launches: 5 PSLV, 2 GSLV, 2 SSLV. #Thread

@isro working towards carrying out at least 2 test missions to establish crew abort and escape systems using the specially designed test vehicle this yr; 1st uncrewed mission expected early next year. Isro will also look to launch the 1st relay satellites for the mission
Somanath on special test vehicle: “Whenever a new agency develops a human-rated space capability, they go through various tests for building such capability. Before the human-rated vehicle flies we have to fly the critical aspects of this techn in a low-cost option..."
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PM @narendramodi to address the Nation from the Red Fort, in a few minutes

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President Ramnath Kovind to address the nation today on the eve of 75th #IndependenceDay at ⏰ 7 pm



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President Ramnath Kovind to address the nation on the eve of 75th #IndependenceDay in a few minutes

Live From⏰7 PM

It is a matter of great joy for me to wish all Indians, living in India and abroad, a very Happy #IndependenceDay!

This day has a special significance as it marks beginning of 75th year of India’s independence for which #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav is being celebrated

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#RocketryTheNambiEffect has MANY FIRSTS to its credit.

Making it, potentially, a late-but-not-least PIONEERING EFFORT in INDIAN CINEMA.

Putting them across in this THREAD and linked article.

Given popular Indian cinema's repute for exploiting cinematic liberties, one wasn't expecting the moviemakers to research well?

But they did in this case. The movie therefore becomes a chronicle of India's post-independence struggle to reach where it is now.

The protagonist in the trailer is shown walking in a workshop wearing SEP apron.

SEP = Societe Europeenne de Propulsion, is a French engine manufacturer now known as SAFRAN.

ISRO-SAFRAN relations have been thickest, & epitome of #IndiaFrance strategic relations.

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India's headed to the moon w/ #Chandrayaan2. Both the project director & the mission director are women - Muthayya Vanitha & Ritu Karidhal respectively. Reportedly, 30% of @isro's workforce is female. 1/
There were also several female scientists in the leadership team of India's Mars orbiter mission, some of which were featured in this video 2/ #Mangalyaan
ISRO scientist V. R. Lalithambika leads India's Human Spaceflight Programme. India is aiming to send astronauts into space by 2022 #Gaganyaan 3/
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