Sriharikota : In a first such failure since 2017, ISRO’s rocket was unable to pull off its launch and deploy a new Earth-observation Satellite(EOS) it carried, after its lift from Satish Dhawan Space Centre on Sriharikota Island off Andhra Pradesh coast. The take-off occurred at 5:43 a.m. local time on Thursday.
The setback occurred past the six-minute mark after the 12-storey tall Geosychrounous Satellite Launch Vehicle(SLV) ignited its cryogenic third stage.
In a televised briefing, Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) Chairman K. Sivan said the launch could not be fully accomplished because of “technical anomaly observed in the cryogenic stage”.
Gone with the failed GSLV is ISRO’s EOS-3 observation satellite as well. EOS-3 was designed to with state-of-art tool and calculated to last for at least 10 years in orbit to study our planet and provide near real time images of our country, track natural disasters and other short-term events and collect data to assist agriculture and forestry by monitoring crop health.