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Indian Venusian Exploration Program

Discussion in 'Education & Research' started by Indx TechStyle, Feb 5, 2017.

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    Indx TechStyle Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Mentioned earlier unofficially, India's Venus exploration plans have gone official now.
    I hope it's not too early when I created this thread.
    http://indiabudget.gov.in/ub2017-18/eb/sbe91.pdf
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    Indian Venusian Orbiter Mission - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    It's not bad having some extra feather on cap.
    @GSLV Mk III @Gessler @Aqwoyk @randomradio @Agent_47
    :biggthumpup:
    But I don't find anything much useful on Venus. Wondering why it attracts everyone. Soviets, Americans, Europeans, Japanese and now Indians.
     
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    Indx TechStyle Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Gessler Lt. Colonel IDF NewBie

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    According to John Gray, that's where all the women come from. No wonder all the nations want to go there.
     
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    I guess because Venus is a feminine planet :(
     
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    Exactly Brother....Me too....
    Our American Friends launched the Legendary Voyager 1/2 Missions on the Titan IIIE's....Waaay back in the '70's

    The Titan IIIE made by Martin Marietta (Those were the days when Lockheed and Martin were still seperate) was not that capable of a rocket....

    It had a LEO payload capacity of....I guess....Some...15000 Kilograms...



    It is my belief that we won't even have to wait for the HLV for Jupiter Missions...... the Proposed Upgraded GSLV Mk.3 with the L110 stage replaced with the Semi Cryogenic Stage....This will Increase the LEO cap to 12-13 K Kilograms....Then After the Addition of what one ISRO scientist calls "Strapons in clusters" the Payload Capacity to LEO will be up to 15K Kilograms to LEO...

    ( The 12-13 K KG LEO rocket is supposed to fly in late 2018 )

    I.e we might throw some 600-800 KG towards Jupiter....

    (Refer: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/Mega-launchers-for-ISRO-soon/article15002570.ece )

    This is the most immediate plan for increasing the ISRO's Payload Capacity...AFAIK


    With such a vehicle....We might as well launch our own Voyagers...I am sure we are capable of making the spacecraft too.... Infact due to the advancement in computer and materials technology we will be able to load much more than what the voyager carried....

    But the main challenge here will be our Deep Space Communication Capabilities....I don't know much about them....

    @GSLV Mk III @Indx TechStyle @Everyone...

    How far can out DSN exactly reach....!?


    PS : The Titan IIIE looks quite a lot like our MK3...Apart from the payload faring....Look it up....It's beautiful....
     
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    GSLV Mk III Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Actually, the SC 200 stage will boost the LEO payload of the LVM 3 to 15 tonnes to LEO, which is the same class as Titan IIIE & Japanese H-IIA (which was used for Japanese Venus mission). The Engine is supposed to be ready by 2018-19, if it is not delayed again- this is probably the most challenging engine development LPSC have undertaken after the CE 7.5 .

    So the payload may be the same as you've assumed.

    The LV with 5 clustered SCE200 Engines is capable of carrying around 15 tonne to GTO in it's heaviest configuration (3X SC500 stage as first stage). But that won't be ready any time soon.

    The Indian DSN capabilities are capable of supporting this & infrastructure can augmented if required. The problem I guess is the non visibility period which is overcome by collaboration with JPL et al.

    The Chinese are building a ground station in Argentina.
     
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    Indx TechStyle Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Next destination may be planet Venus: ISRO chairman
    "We are looking at the Venus, Mars Orbiter Mission-2 and Asteroid missions. A study team has been set up''.
    [​IMG]Speaking about the Chandrayan-2 mission he said, "We are targeting the first quarter of 2018. It will be launched somewhere between December 2017 to March 2018."
     
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    View From The Right: ISRO, to Venus
    It underlines that the Narendra Modi government “has provided budgetary provisions so that ISRO just doesn’t stop at Mars but will now go to Venus too”.
    [​IMG]Compiled by Ashutosh Bharadwaj
     
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    Announcement of Opportunity (AO) for Space Based Experiments to Study Venus
    Solar system studies have seen a remarkable growth in the last few decades, due to advances in space technology, observational capabilities and computational technologies. This has enhanced our knowledge and understanding of the diversity of complex processes across the Solar system. It is quite interesting to find clues as to how the planetary systems might have originated and evolved, and how they are different and similar to each other.

    Venus is often described as the "twin sister" of the Earth because of the similarities in size, mass, density, bulk composition and gravity. It is believed that both planets share a common origin, forming at the same time out of a condensing nebulosity around 4.5 billion years ago. Venus is around 30% closer to the sun as compared to Earth resulting in much higher solar flux. Exploration of Venus began in the early 1960s. Venus has been explored by flyby, orbiter, a few lander missions and atmospheric probes. In spite of great progress made in exploring Venus, there still exist gaps in our basic understanding about surface/sub-surface features and processes, super rotation of Venusian atmosphere and its evolution and interaction with solar radiation/solar wind.

    In this context, proposals are solicited from interested scientists within India for novel space based experiments. This Announcement of Opportunity (AO) is addressed to all institutions in India. Those sending proposals may be currently involved in planetary exploration studies / the development of science instruments for space / willing to develop the experiments. The Principal Investigator of the proposal should (i) provide necessary details of the instrument which can address the scientific problems and (ii) be capable of bringing together the instrument team and lead the team for developing a space qualified instrument.

    The payload capability of the proposed satellite is likely to be 175 kg with 500W of power. However these values are to be tuned based on the final configuration. The proposed orbit is expected to be around 500 x 60,000 km around Venus. This orbit is likely to be reduced gradually, over several months to a lower apoapsis.

    The Proposal is to be submitted through the head of institution (send the advance copy in word and the signed pdf copy by speed post/email) to :

    Programme Director,

    Space Science Programme Office,

    ISRO HQ, Antariksh Bhavan,

    New BEL Road,

    Bangalore-560231

    Email: sspo@isro.gov.in

    The last date for receiving the proposal is 19 May 2017.

    Format for submitting the proposal

    1. Executive Summary of the proposal (two pages)
    2. Scientific Objectives
    3. Detailed scientific justification including expected results and significance compared to previous and contemporary missions
    4. Mass, power, volume requirements of the experiment
    5. Any other special requirements from the spacecraft
    6. Detailed PERT chart and time schedule for completion of Laboratory Model / Verification model, which should have the same design and approximately same size as flight model.
    7. In addition, indicate the time duration required for development, testing and calibration of Qualification Model (Should be identical in Mass, Volume and Design as Flight Model and should undergo all environmental tests) and Flight Model from T0, assuming T0 being the date of approval for the project proposal.
    8. Calibration procedures for the experiment and plans for data processing, analysis, software pipeline.
    9. Available facility at your institute/ laboratory for the development and calibration of the payload
    10. Scientific and Engineering team proposed to be involved and their expertise and achievements in the related field.
    11. Year-wise budget requirements
    12. A summary table as given below in annexure -1
    In order to identify the most optimum suite of experiments, the proposers will be requested to make a presentation to a review committee as and when required. The final selected proposals will incorporate any suggestions made by the review committee.

    Click here for Annexure -1

    Thanks, ISRO - Government of India
    @GSLV Mk III
     

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