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Цитата: undefinedAmazônia 1 & OthersLaunch TimeSun Feb 28, 2021 04:54 UTCFlight C51.
ЦитатаAmazônia 1, formerly designated SSR (Satélite de Sensoriamento Remoto), will be the first satellite of land resources entirely developed by Brazil.In the early 1990s, the design of SSR satellites, Amazônia-1 precursor, was revised and INPE technicians proposed replacing the polar orbit by an equatorial orbit, and this proposal was accepted. That made sense at that time as Brazil already had coverage by polar orbit with the CBERS satellites.The SSR-1 of the project suffered several delays start, either by lack of resources, whether by barriers in the disputes of the bids. The effective start, only occurred in 2001 when a contract was signed for the development of multi-mission platform specifically (at the time) for this purpose.In 2001, a joint study between the INPE and DLR was published, found that most of the SSR-1 requirements can be met by two sensors: the Camera VIS / NIR and other MIR However, with the publication PNAE review in 2005, the SSR-1 ceased to be a priority.The Amazônia-1 will carry an optical instrument called AWFI, operating in the visible and near infrared band, with a spatial resolution of 40 meters and a swath of around 780 kilometers.Besides that, an agreement signed between Brazil, represented by INPE, and the United Kingdom by Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL), will permit to include the English Camera RALCAM-3, with resolution order of 10 m, which will complement the image collected by AWFI.Payloads: 1Total Mass: 638 kgSun-Synchronous Orbit
ЦитатаOthersOther payloads will be rideshared on this flight:- INS-2TD- 3x UnitySat- Satish Sat (Space Kidz India)- Anand- 14 more smallsats via NSIL public-private partnershipPayloads: 20Sun-Synchronous Orbit
ЦитатаSpaceflight @SpaceflightIncOur team is hard at work for the launch of Amazonia-1 on a #PSLV. More details to come soon!
ЦитатаSPACEFLIGHT INC. READIES ITS LARGEST SATELLITE CONTRACTED TO DATE, AMAZONIA-1, FOR LAUNCHBy Jodi SorensenThe launch service provider purchased an entire PSLV from NSIL to support the launch of Brazil's first Earth observation satelliteSEATTLE - February 17, 2021 -- Spaceflight Inc., the global launch services provider, today revealed details about the upcoming launch of its largest customer satellite launch to date, the Amazonia-1 spacecraft. To accommodate the nearly 700-kilogram satellite, Spaceflight purchased an entire NewSpace India Limited's (NSIL) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The mission, named PSLV-C51/ Amazonia-1, is targeted for launch at the end of February from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota (SDSC, SHAR), India.The spacecraft was produced by INPE, the National Institute for Space Research (in Portuguese: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais), Brazil's leading entity dedicated to space research and exploration and is the first Earth observation satellite to be completely designed, integrated, tested and operated in Brazil. Amazonia-1 will launch under a commercial arrangement with NSIL, an Indian government company under Department of Space (DOS) and the commercial arm of ISRO.Amazônia-1, INPE's nearly 700kg Earth observation satellite which will observe and monitor Amazonian deforestation, is the primary spacecraft on the PSLV-C51 mission managed by Spaceflight Inc. at the end of February.A Sun Synchronous orbiting satellite, Amazonia-1 will carry an optical camera that can autonomously generate images of any part of the world every five days, providing value in developing applications such as deforestation alerts in the Amazon. It will be the debut satellite based on Brazilian Multi Mission Platform (MMP), a general-purpose service bus for 500-kilogram class satellites."This mission is an important milestone for Brazil, INPE and Spaceflight and it has been an honor for our team to ready the inaugural Amazonia payload for launch," said Marcy Mabry Rugland, senior mission manager at Spaceflight. "Launching a satellite of this size posed unique complexities that our team expertly orchestrated, leaning on their expertise and years of experience managing missions on the PSLV. At Spaceflight, we are committed to opening up space access for any satellite company, regardless of size, preferred orbit or budget, and to find a way to successfully launch a spacecraft while meeting specific mission needs."Spaceflight was awarded a multi-year contract to provide launch services for INPE through a highly competitive government procurement process among global launch providers in December 2018. The Brazilian-built spacecraft is 1.7 meters in diameter and 2.6 meters tall and will be deployed to a mean altitude 752 kilometers Sun Synchronous orbit, while the additional secondary rideshare spacecraft will be deployed at a lower altitude."The launch of our debut satellite for INPE is a significant achievement and we are grateful for Spaceflight's dedication and support throughout our mission," said Adenilson Silva, Amazonia mission responsible. "The deployment of Amazonia-1 will allow us to capture images and monitor the environment and agriculture throughout the Brazilian territory which will help us better understand the expansive terrestrial environment in the region. In addition to the technological achievements of the mission, it also represents the last step of MMP development. Spaceflight's end-to-end launch services gives us confidence that our mission needs are managed and enables our team to fully focus on the satellite we're preparing to launch." Скрытый текст: In addition to PSLV, Spaceflight works with a portfolio of global launch vehicles, including Falcon 9, Antares, Electron and Vega, to provide a variety of launch options to its customers. Most recently, Spaceflight successfully launched and deployed spacecraft on the company's next-generation orbital transfer vehicle (OTV), Sherpa-FX1, aboard the SpaceX Transporter-1 mission last month.This year, Spaceflight plans to launch multiple Sherpa vehicles in addition to many other rideshare missions, totaling more than 10 missions across its global launch vehicle portfolio.About Spaceflight Inc.As the premier global launch services provider, Spaceflight is revolutionizing the business of space transportation through its comprehensive suite of launch services and Sherpa® orbital transfer vehicles. The company provides unprecedented launch flexibility to ensure customers' smallsats get to orbit exactly when and where they want through a combination of long-standing relationships with a diverse portfolio of launch partners, innovative satellite integration capabilities, including flight and ground support hardware, licensing and logistics management, and extensive mission management expertise. Based in Seattle, Spaceflight has successfully launched hundreds of satellites and is a part of the Mitsui & Co., Ltd. portfolio, operating as an independent, U.S.-based company. For more information, visit http://www.spaceflight.com.
ЦитатаKarthik Naren @nkknspaceReplying to @nkknspaceAmazonia-1 mated on PS4
ЦитатаTHE EXTRAORDINARY PREP FOR AMAZONIA-1By Hilary Meyerson FEBRUARY 17, 2021Our team is hard at work on integration for Amazonia-1 (AZ-1), launching soon on a PSLV out of India. AZ-1,the first of three planned satellites to be developed by INPE, the research unit of the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, is an Earth imaging satellite that can be used to observe and monitor deforestation in the Amazon as well as diversified agriculture in Brazil. It's also the largest satellite (nearly 700-kilogram) that Spaceflight has managed the launch services for, and our first primary satellite on a PSLV. Yep, we bought the entire rocket!During the launch campaign, Spaceflight and INPE have been working together to integrate the satellite to the separation system, perform electrical checkouts, and integration to the launch vehicle. With Spaceflight's experience working numerous PSLV missions, we help as a bridge between INPE and NSIL/ISRO to ensure the planning and execution go as smoothly as possible during the launch campaign, both with the technical personnel at the satellite processing facilities, as well as the personnel who handle our accommodations and dining during a campaign. This is no small concern when an integration team is on the ground for 2 months at a time. Spaceflight's senior mission manager Marcy Rugland is just one of the experienced team that makes this mission flow smoothly - this is her 6th PSLV launch campaign and she'll have spent 83 days in India since Oct 2018 by the end of this mission. While all missions have challenges, COVID has added an extra layer where our experience comes in handy. She's spent over 30 days in quarantine altogether and had countless COVID tests in order to get customers like INPE in orbit during a global pandemic."This mission is an important milestone for Brazil, INPE and Spaceflight and it has been an honor for our team to ready the inaugural Amazonia payload for launch," said Rugland. "Launching a satellite of this size posed unique complexities that our team expertly orchestrated, leaning on their expertise and years of experience managing missions on the PSLV. At Spaceflight, we are committed to opening up space access for any satellite company, regardless of size, preferred orbit or budget, and to find a way to successfully launch a spacecraft while meeting specific mission needs."For our team to get to the launch site, the first step is getting visas to enter India. Border entry restrictions usually result in delays, but because this isn't our first rodeo, we were able to work with NSIL and the Consulate of India to arrange for business visas for entry. But with changing restrictions (sometimes by the hour!) for flights departing India, flight transfer restrictions for different countries based on country of origin as well as based on nationality of the traveler, and flight routes shutting down with no warning, it was very challenging to coordinate travel plans. With teams headed back to Brazil and USA from India, it's been a lesson in patience and resourcefulness. Good thing we have both.The long prep will all be worth it when AZ-1 takes off for orbit. We have been uniquely suited to handle all the technical and logistical challenges for launching this satellite, and our deep experience here will pay off for INPE as AZ-1 turns its focus to observing deforestation in Brazil. Spaceflight is proud to work with INPE on this historic launch for Brazil. Stay tuned for details on how to watch this one head to orbit.