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http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/isro-advances-gsat16-launch-by-6-months/article6410890.ece
ЦитатаISRO advances GSAT-16 launch by 6 months
Madhumathi D.S.
 
December launch plan to improve transponder supply
 
National space agency ISRO has decided to launch one of its upcoming communication satellites, GSAT-16, six months earlier than planned.
The 3,100-kg spacecraft, meant to support public and private television and radio services, large-scale Internet and telephone operations, was originally planned to be flown up around June 2015 on a European Ariane-5 launcher.
The decision to advance GSAT-16 launch came after the older INSAT-3E expired in March this year, according to ISRO Chairman K. Radhakrishnan.
The plan to move an ISRO mission ahead is almost unprecedented. "GSAT-16 will replace INSAT-3E [in the same space orbit at 55 degrees East longitude]. It was planned to be launched in the middle of 2015. After 3E was decommissioned in April, we advanced GSAT-16, which will now go in December this year," he told The Hindu recently.
The assembly venue in Bangalore, the ISRO Satellite Centre or ISAC, is ready with the spacecraft. "Advancing a satellite by five to six months is a difficult job, but we did it. We also got a slot from [launch company] Arianespace and as of now, we are talking of a launch [around] December 6," he said. An earliest launch would otherwise have been April 2015.
GSAT-16 will offer 24 transponders in the C-band, 12 in the extended C-band and another 12 in the Ku band.
Over the last couple of years, the space agency has been trying hard to augment transponder capacity -- which is about 190 on its own fleet -- to meet increasing demand from commercial and public service users. It also had to lease 90 transponders on foreign satellites to meet its shortfall.
Last year, the government approved an allocation of Rs. 865.5 crore towards building GSAT-16, the fee for its foreign launch and insurance; the latter is taken when ISRO uses a foreign launch.
ISRO had to opt for an outside launch as Indian rockets PSLV and the present GSLV cannot lift satellites weighing above 2,000 kg. ISRO is developing the next big launcher, GSLV-MkIII, which can put satellites of up to 4 tonnes in orbit.
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Salo

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1222.asp
ЦитатаDIRECTV-14 lands in French Guiana while assembly begins for its Ariane 5 launcher
 
October 10, 2014 - Ariane Flight VA221
Preparations for Arianespace's sixth Ariane 5 mission in 2014 are gearing up with two separate milestones marked this week in French Guiana: arrival of one of the flight's two satellite passengers - DIRECTV-14 - and the assembly start-up for its heavy-lift launcher.
The DIRECTV-14 spacecraft - which was built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for operator DIRECTV - was transported by a chartered An-124 cargo jetliner that landed at Félix Eboué International Airport near the capital city of Cayenne, then unloaded for its transfer by road to the Spaceport.
Based on SSL's 1300-series platform, this high-capacity satellite is to strengthen DIRECTV's direct-to-home (DTH) digital entertainment services across the United States and Puerto Rico.
In parallel activity, the mission's Ariane 5 is coming together as initial build-up procedures involving this workhorse vehicle are performed in French Guiana.
Located inside the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building, the Ariane 5 began taking shape during a multi-step process with positioning of the vehicle's cryogenic core stage over its mobile launch table, followed by integration of the two solid propellant boosters.
 The mission is designated Flight VA221 in Arianespace's numbering system, on which DIRECT-14 will be joined by its co-passenger: the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) GSAT-16 telecommunications satellite.


One of Ariane 5's two solid propellant boosters rolls out for mating with the core stage,


while DIRECTV-14 - enclosed in a protective shipping container - is unloaded from the An-124 cargo jetliner following its delivery to French Guiana.


The Ariane 5 cryogenic core stage for Flight VA221 is readied to be raised into position over its mobile launch table to initiate the build-up activity.
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Salo

14.10.2014 00:32:49 #2 Последнее редактирование: 14.10.2014 00:38:25 от Salo
http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1223.asp
ЦитатаInitial Ariane 5 assembly is completed for Arianespace's December mission with the DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 satellites
 
 October 13, 2014 - Ariane Flight VA221
Basic build-up of the Ariane 5 for Arianespace's sixth heavy-lift flight of 2014 is complete for a mission scheduled from French Guiana in early December with two geostationary relay satellites.
During activity inside the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building for Ariane 5, the "upper composite" - consisting of its cryogenic upper stage and equipment bay - was installed atop the vehicle's already-assembled components: the core cryogenic stage and two solid propellant boosters.
This clears the way for additional integration and check-out, enabling Ariane 5's subsequent rollout to the Final Assembly Building for installation of the mission's DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 satellite passengers.
DIRECTV-14 has already arrived in French Guiana and currently is undergoing its pre-launch processing.  Built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for operator DIRECTV, this high-capacity satellite is to strengthen DIRECTV's direct-to-home (DTH) digital entertainment services across the United States and Puerto Rico.
Joining DIRECTV-14 on the flight will be the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) GSAT-16 telecommunications satellite.   This relay platform is designed to provide telecommunications services that include VSAT transmissions, TV broadcasting and emergency communications.
 The December flight of Ariane 5 is designated VA221 in Arianespace's numbering system for its family of launchers, which also includes the medum-lift Soyuz and light-lift Vega..



The Ariane 5 "upper composite" for Flight VA221 is hoisted in the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building,


then positioned atop the vehicle.
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Salo

14.10.2014 00:36:01 #3 Последнее редактирование: 25.10.2014 10:52:16 от Salo
Пуск планируется на 4 декабря.
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Salo

http://arianespace.com/news-feature-story/2014/10-17-2014-combined_missions.asp
Цитата
 initial assembly was completed for the Ariane 5 to be launched on Flight VA221

The next Ariane 5 heavy-lift mission is set for December

Pre-launch activities also are moving forward for Arianespace's subsequent heavy-lift mission with Ariane 5, designated Flight VA221, which is to orbit the DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 satellites from French Guiana in early December. Initial assembly of the vehicle was completed this week inside the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building for Ariane 5. DIRECTV, which already has arrived in French Guiana and currently is undergoing its processing, will be launched for operator DIRECTV; while GSAT-16 is to be orbited at the service of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
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Salo

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1230.asp
ЦитатаIndia's GSAT-16 is delivered to French Guiana for the next Arianespace Ariane 5 launch
 
 October 24, 2014 - Ariane Flight VA221
Both satellite passengers for Arianespace's sixth Ariane 5 mission of 2014 are now in French Guiana, marking a new milestone as preparations continue ahead of this heavy-lift flight scheduled for early December.
The GSAT-16 spacecraft arrived this week at Félix Eboué International Airport near the capital city of Cayenne. It was delivered by a chartered cargo aircraft and after touching down in French Guiana, subsequently was unloaded for transfer by road to the Spaceport.
Designed, assembled and integrated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), GSAT-16 - which will weigh approximately 3,150 kg. at liftoff - is to deliver C- and Ku-band telecommunications services that include very small aperture terminal (VSAT) transmissions, TV broadcasting and emergency communications.
GSAT-16's co-passenger on the upcoming Arianespace mission - DIRECTV-14, built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for operator DIRECTV - arrived in French Guiana earlier this month and is being readied for launch at the Spaceport.
 Ariane 5's early December flight is designated VA221 in Arianespace's numbering system for its family of launchers, which also includes the medium-lift Soyuz and light-lift Vega.
 

Protected by its shipping container, GSAT-16 is unloaded from the cargo jetliner following this Indian satellite's delivery to French Guiana.
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Salo

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1232.asp
ЦитатаDIRECTV-14 is fueled for Arianespace's next Ariane 5 launch
 
 October 31, 2014 - Ariane Flight VA221
The DIRECTV-14 satellite has been fueled at the Spaceport as preparations continue for its launch on Arianespace's upcoming Ariane 5 mission - which is scheduled for liftoff in early December, with India's GSAT-16 as the co-passenger.
Built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for operator DIRECTV, the high-capacity spacecraft received its propellant load in the S5A fueling and integration hall - with this activity coming after DIRECTV-14's fit-check process performed earlier this month in the Spaceport's S5C clean room facility.
Based on the SSL 1300 platform, DIRECTV-14 is a 20-kilowatt class Ka-band and reverse-band digital broadcast satellite that will be used to deliver Ultra HD and other new consumer services for DIRECTV. It was designed with a very advanced beam forming network to provide service across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
DIRECTV-14 will be joined on the flight by the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) GSAT-16 telecommunications satellite - which also is being readied for launch at the Spaceport, and is designed to provide telecommunications services that include VSAT transmissions, TV broadcasting and emergency communications.
 Ariane 5's early December mission with DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 is designated VA221 in Arianespace's numbering system for its family of launchers.


 DIRECTV-14 receives its propellant load inside the S5A fueling and integration hall of the Spaceport's S5 payload preparation facility.
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Salo

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1235.asp
ЦитатаGSAT-16 is put through its paces for Arianespace's upcoming Ariane 5 flight
 
 November 7, 2014 - Ariane Flight VA221
The Indian GSAT-16 telecommunications satellite for Arianespace's next heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission is undergoing a detailed checkout at the Spaceport in French Guiana ahead of its scheduled liftoff on December 4.
GSAT-16 was designed, assembled and integrated by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and validations performed in the Spaceport's S5 payload preparation facility include its initial fit-check with launch vehicle hardware, as well as solar panel deployment.
The latter step involved the extension of GSAT-16's multi-segment solar panels, validating the proper operation before they are definitively stowed against the satellite in the final liftoff configuration. This particular test uses an overhead latticework that helps support the solar panel's weight - simulating zero gravity conditions of space as the panel opens to its full length.
GSAT-16 will weigh approximately 3,150 kg. at liftoff, and is to deliver C- and Ku-band telecommunications services that include very small aperture terminal (VSAT) transmissions, TV broadcasting and emergency communications.
For the upcoming launch, GSAT-16 will be joined by its co-passenger: DIRECTV-14, which was built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for operator DIRECTV.
 The December 4 flight with Ariane 5 is designated VA221 in Arianespace's numbering system for its family of launchers, which also includes the medium-lift Soyuz and light-lift Vega.
 
   
The pre-launch checkout process for India's GSAT-16 is highlighted in the photos above. This telecommunications satellite is shown during the initial fit-check validation with the adapter that will serve as its interface with Ariane 5;


which was followed by the opening of GSAT-16's solar panels inside the Spaceport's S5C clean room facility.
"Были когда-то и мы рысаками!!!"

Salo

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1236.asp
ЦитатаAriane 5 rolls out to the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building in preparation for its December 4 mission
 
 November 14, 2014 - Ariane Flight VA221
Arianespace's sixth Ariane 5 for launch in 2014 is now ready to receive its two satellite passengers after this workhorse vehicle was moved to the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building in French Guiana.
The Ariane 5 rolled out yesterday fr om the Launcher Integration Building - wh ere its core cryogenic stage, two solid boosters and cryogenic upper stage were mated by industrial architect Airbus Defence and Space - to the Final Assembly Building for delivery to Arianespace.
Now under Arianespace's responsibility, the launcher is set for integration of its payloads - the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) GSAT-16; and DIRECTV-14, which was built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for operator DIRECTV. This activity will be followed by the final verifications and subsequent transfer to the ELA-3 launch zone in advance of the scheduled December 4 liftoff.
 This upcoming heavy-lift flight is designated VA221 in Arianespace's numbering system, signifying the 221st flight of an Ariane family vehicle since 1979.
 

 The Ariane 5 for Arianespace Flight VA221 is shown during transfer, moving on its mobile launch table from the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building


to the Final Assembly Building.
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GSAT-16 is fueled for its Ariane 5 launch with DIRECTV-14 on December 4
http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1237.asp

ЦитатаNovember 20, 2014 - Ariane Flight VA221

India's GSAT-16 telecommunications satellite has been fueled at the Spaceport for its launch on Arianespace's next heavy-lift Ariane 5 mission, which is scheduled for December 4 from French Guiana.

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Developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), GSAT-16 will have a liftoff mass of approximately 3,150 kg.  It carries Ku- and C-band transponders to further augment communication services across India.

GSAT-16 will be joined on Arianespace's upcoming Ariane 5 mission by co-passenger DIRECTV-14, which was built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral) for operator DIRECTV.  This relay platform is a 20-kilowatt-class Ka-band and reverse-band digital broadcast satellite, to be used in delivering Ultra HD and other new consumer services for DIRECTV.

The mission with GSAT-16 and DIRECTV-14 will be Ariane 5's sixth launch in 2014, and is designated Flight VA221 in Arianespace's numbering system for its family of launchers - which also includes the medium-lift Soyuz and lightweight Vega vehicles.

Salo

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1239.asp
ЦитатаDIRECTV-14 is "pointed" for its liftoff next week on Arianespace's dual-payload Ariane 5 mission
 
 November 26, 2014 - Ariane Flight VA221
The upper passenger for Arianespace's dual-satellite launch from French Guiana next week has been encapsulated in its protective payload fairing, preparing the DIRECTV-14 relay platform for its integration on Ariane 5.
During activity in the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building for Ariane 5, DIRECTV-14 was mounted on the launcher's SYLDA dispenser unit, followed by the lowering of a large ogive-shaped payload fairing over the combined unit - creating the mission's "upper composite" section.
With this step completed, the upper composite is now ready to be integrated on the launcher by its positioning atop the mission's other passenger, India's GSAT-16 satellite, which is to be integrated on Ariane 5's core cryogenic stage.
DIRECTV-14 is the larger of Ariane 5's two passengers on the December 4 mission, and will serve as a 20-kilowatt class Ka-band and reverse-band digital broadcast satellite to deliver Ultra HD and other new consumer services for DIRECTV. Based on the SSL (Space Systems/Loral) 1300 spacecraft platform with a liftoff mass of approximately 6,300 kg., it is to provide service for users across the U.S. (including Hawaii and Alaska) and Puerto Rico.
The GSAT-16 satellite that also will be launched on the upcoming Ariane 5 mission was developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and carries Ku- and C-band transponders to further augment communication services across India. GSAT-16's liftoff mass is estimated at 3,180 kg.
Arianespace's December 4 launch is designed Flight VA221 in the company's launcher family numbering system, signifying the 221st liftoff of an Ariane family vehicle from the Spaceport.
 
Launch window for Ariane Flight VA221
Universal time (GMT) Between 08:38 p.m. and 09:48 p.m. on December 4, 2014
 
     
In this photo sequence from the Spaceport's Launcher Integration Building for Ariane 5, DIRECTV-14 is readied for mating to the SYLDA dispenser unit,



followed by its encapsulation with the payload fairing.
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Salo

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Salo

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1241.asp
ЦитатаLauncher buildup completed: DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 are both integrated for this week's Ariane 5 liftoff

 December 1, 2014 - Ariane Flight VA221
The Ariane 5 for Arianespace's upcoming flight from French Guiana is now complete following integration of its two satellite passengers: DIRECTV-14 for operator DIRECTV, and the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) GSAT-16 - both of which will be orbited on this heavy-lift mission planned for December 4.
Encapsulated in the ogive-shaped protective fairing, DIRECTV-14 has been positioned atop GSAT-16 - which was installed on the launcher's cryogenic core stage during activity inside the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building for Ariane 5.
These successful integration steps enable a new series of preparation milestones to begin. They include the launch readiness review on December 2, which is to be followed by Ariane 5's rollout to the ELA-3 launch zone the next day.
Liftoff is scheduled during a 1-hr., 10-min. launch window opening on December 4 at 5:38 p.m. local time in French Guiana, with the two spacecraft to be deployed on a flight lasting approximately 32 minutes.
Ariane 5 will deliver a payload lift performance of more than 10,200 kg. during the mission, which includes a combined total of some 9,480 kg. for DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16, plus the launch vehicle's dual-passenger dispenser system and satellite integration hardware.
 
   
Ariane 5 launcher buildup was completed with the positioning of DIRECTV-14 - which is encapsulated in the ogive-shaped protective fairing - atop its GSAT-16 co-passenger.

 
 
This was followed by the application on Ariane 5's fairing of graphics representing these payloads, marked by the corresponding DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 teams.
 

 Christophe Bardou, Arianespace's DIRECTV-14 Program Director, puts his signature on the Ariane 5 payload fairing.
 

   
After the related DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 payload graphics were applied  to the launcher's payload fairing , the various satellite team members made their mark - adding personal signatures and other messages ahead of Ariane 5's December 4 liftoff.
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Salo

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1242.asp
ЦитатаThe go-ahead is given for Arianespace's dual-payload Ariane 5 flight with DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16
 
 December 2, 2014 - Ariane Flight VA221
Arianespace's sixth heavy-lift mission of 2014 has been given the go-ahead for Thursday's liftoff fr om the Spaceport on a dual-passenger Ariane 5 flight carrying the DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 satellites.
 The approval was provided today at completion of the launch readiness review, which is held prior to every Arianespace mission to validate the readiness of Ariane 5 with its two payloads, as well as the Spaceport's status and the tracking stations downrange.
This clears the Ariane 5 for its transfer tomorrow from the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building to the ELA-3 launch zone, wh ere the final countdown will begin.
Scheduled for liftoff during a 1-hr., 10-min. launch window that opens at 5:38 p.m. local time on December 4 in French Guiana, the two spacecraft will be deployed during a flight lasting approximately 32 minutes.
Payload lift performance for Ariane 5 is more than 10,200 kg., which includes a combined total of some 9,480 kg. for the DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 passengers, plus the launch vehicle's dual-passenger dispenser system and satellite integration hardware.
DIRECTV-14 is installed in the upper payload position on Ariane 5, and is the larger of this mission's two passengers.  As a 20-kilowatt class Ka-band and reverse-band digital broadcast satellite built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral), it will deliver Ultra HD and other new consumer services for DIRECTV.
Located in the launcher's lower payload slot, GSAT-16 was developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), and carries Ku- and C-band transponders to further augment communication services across India.
 Thursday's Ariane 5 mission is designated Flight VA221 in Arianespace's launcher system numbering system, signifying the 221st liftoff of an Ariane family vehicle from the Spaceport in French Guiana.

Launch window for Ariane Flight VA221
Universal time (GMT) Between 08:38 p.m. and 09:48 p.m. on December 4, 2014


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Salo

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03.12.2014 17:44:44 #15 Последнее редактирование: 03.12.2014 17:46:17 от Salo
http://www.isro.org/gsat-16/Imagegallery/satellite.aspx
 
Цитата
GSAT-16 in clean room undergoing pre-launch tests
 
         
GSAT-16 during its solar panel deployment test   
 
         
GSAT-16 being prepared for thermo-vacuum test
 
         
GSAT-16 spacecraft undergoing Electro- Magnetic Interference and Electro-Magnetic Compatibility(EMI-EMC) tests
 

GSAT-16 Satellite undergoing mass properties measurement test
 

GSAT-16 Satellite undergoing test in clean room
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Так всё же сегодня пуск или 6.12.2014 (как в заголовке) ?

Salo

04.12.2014 13:33:25 #17 Последнее редактирование: 04.12.2014 13:35:21 от Salo
Сегодня ночью с 23:38 до 00:48 ДМВ.
Заголовок может поменять только админ.
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Salo

http://www.arianespace.com/news-mission-update/2014/1243.asp
ЦитатаArianespace's Ariane 5 rolls out to the launch zone for tomorrow's dual-passenger mission
 
The Ariane 5 nears completion of its transfer fr om the Spaceport's Final Assembly Building - wh ere this heavy-lift vehicle received its DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 payloads - to the ELA-3 launch zone.
 
 December 3, 2014 - Ariane Flight VA221
Ariane 5 is now at the ELA-3 launch complex for its December 4 mission in service of two long-standing Arianespace customers: DIRECTV and the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
During activity at the Spaceport today, the workhorse heavy-lift vehicle - with its DIRECTV-14 and GSAT-16 dual-passenger payload - was transferred atop its mobile launch table from the Final Assembly Building to the dedicated Ariane 5 launch zone.
Designated Flight VA221 in the company's numbering system, Arianespace's sixth heavy-lift mission of the year is scheduled to lift off tomorrow during a 1-hr., 10-min. launch window that opens at 5:38 p.m. local time in French Guiana.
As the seventh satellite to be lofted by Arianespace with a DIRECTV payload, DIRECTV-14 is the mission's upper passenger and will be released first in the flight sequence at nearly 28 minutes after liftoff. Built by SSL (Space Systems/Loral), DIRECTV-14 is a 20-kilowatt class Ka-band and reverse-band digital broadcast satellite that will deliver Ultra HD and other new consumer services for DIRECTV.
GSAT-16 - which is installed in the vehicle's lower position - will be the 18th satellite launched by Arianespace for ISRO and is to be separated at just over 32 minutes after liftoff to complete Ariane 5's mission. Carrying Ku- and C-band transponders to further augment communication services across India, the GSAT-16 spacecraft was developed by the country's ISRO space agency.
 
Launch window for Ariane Flight VA221
Universal time (GMT) Between 08:38 p.m. and 09:48 p.m. on December 4, 2014
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