ISRO Sriharikota base
This base is also know as Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) and is in use since 1971.
Launch Pads and facilities
Pad 1 :PSLV-1 for GSLV and PSLV rockets.
Pad 2 :PSLV-2 for GSLV and PSLV rockets.
Pad 3: SLV for ASLV and SLV rockets.
- Mobile Service Tower, Umbilical Tower and Launch Pedestal
- Solid Motor Preparation Facility
- Subsystem Preparation Facility
- Hardware Storage Facility
- Liquid/Cryogenic Propellant Storage and Transfer Facility
- Stage Preparation Facility for Cryogenic Stage
- Satellite Preparation Facility
- Launch Control Centre and Mission Control Centre
Salyut 6 core basic layout:
Salyut 7 core basic layout (showing the limited coverage of available pictures):
Preliminary work, based on the existing add-ons.
Buran possible mission list (based on actual planing):
- November 1988 - Shuttle Buran 1.01 unmanned first flight, duration 2 orbits.
- Oct 1991 - Shuttle "Ptichka" 1.02 - unmanned first flight, duration 1-2 days, 37KB module payload.
- Apr 1992 -Shuttle "Ptichka" 1.02 - unmanned second flight, with a duration of 7-8 days, 37KB module payload. Orbital maneuvers and space station approach test:
- automatic docking with Mir's Kristall module
- crew transfer from Mir to the shuttle, with testing of some of its systems in the course of twenty-four hours, including the remote manipulator
- undocking and autonomous flight in orbit
- docking of the manned Soyuz-TM 101 with the shuttle
- crew transfer from the Soyuz to the shuttle and onboard work in the course of twenty-four hours
- automatic undocking and landing
- 1993 - Shuttle Buran 1.01 unmanned second flight, duration 15-20 days, 37KB module payload.
- 1994 - Shuttle 2.01 first manned space test flight, duration of 24 hours, crew of two cosmonauts, deliver the 37KBI module payload to Mir, using the manipulator arm to dock it to the station's Kristal module.
Mir 1.5 possible mission list (based on actual planing)::
- 1992 - Launch of the DOS-8 by a Proton booster; launch of Buran to grapple the module, rendezvous with Mir, and attach it to the old DOS-7 base block.
- 1992 - Launch of the DOS-8 by a Proton booster; DOS-8 maneuvers and dock itself to Mir.
- 1993 - Buran delivers a prototype 37KBT (similar to MIR's Kvant module) biotechnology module
- 1994 - DOS-7 de orbited
- 1995 - Buran delivers 37KBE power modules
- 1996 - Buran two operational 37KBT biotechnology modules
- 1997 - Buran could swaps the 37KBT modules and returns them to Earth.
- 1998 - Buran delivers a long power truss.
High resolution accurate detailed textures for the MIR space station base module. Shows the station base module after launch, before the effects of exposure to space environment. Solar panels and base module are very detailed (>1024 pixels). Thermal blankets are 2048 pixel to show small scale fabric texture.
This repaint is available for the "Mir Space Station v.1.3" and "Proton Launch Vehicle v.1.0" add-ons by "thorton".save
Download from Orbiter Hangar
My first Orbiter project was the Indian Sriharikota spaceport. Both pads are included, and the main buildings were recreated using Orbiter's standard base blocks. Surface tiles cover a large area around the base with higher resolution near the pads.
Also, I've updated the textures for the Indian PSLV & GSLV launcher and situations to recreate some historical launches from both pads. Therefore the following add-ons are required:
India Space Research Organization's GSLV Mk I/II and Indian Space Research Organization's PSLV by prakshepak add-ons available at www.orbithangar.com.
List of texture repaints (available on Orbiter Hangar):
* MIR space station (09/04/01)
* Skylab space station (08/12/28)
* Sriharikota base, PSLV & GSLV (08/03/26)
As any amateur effort, there's no time-line for the completion of any project, and all add-ons must be regarded as a continuing effort. Any feedback is welcome.