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ISRO mission fails after ‘technical anomaly’

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Sriharikota: A technical anomaly did not allow a misison of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) to be completed successfully, the space organization said on Thursday morning.

The Geosynchronous Satellite Vehicle Launch (GSLV) which was to launch ISRO’s Earth Observation Satellite EOS-3 in space, took off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 5.43 am on Thursday after a countdown of 26 hours.

However, shortly thereafter, the Range Operations Director announced at the Mission Control Centre that the mission could not be accomplished fully because of performance anomaly.

“GSLV-F10 launch took place today at 0543 Hrs IST as scheduled. Performance of first and second stages was normal. However, Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition did not happen due to technical anomaly. The mission couldn’t be accomplished as intended,” ISRO said in its tweet

EOS-03, a state-of-the art satellite, is meant to help in quick monitoring of natural disasters like cyclones, cloudbursts and thunderstorms.

MoS Jitendra Singh, who is in charge of space department, said that the mission could be rescheduled. “Spoke to Chairman #ISRO, Dr K.Sivan and discussed in detail. The first two stages went off fine, only after that there was a difficulty in cryogenic upper stage ignition. The mission can be re-scheduled some time again,” he tweeted.

 

 

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