The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro)’s geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) failed to put the EOS-3 earth observation satellite into orbit early on Thursday.
“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,” the ISRO tweeted.
The GSLV-F10 rocket carrying earth observation satellite EOS-03 blasted off from the spaceport, Indian Space Research Organisation said on Thursday. The launching event is the second one this year for the Bengaluru-headquartered space agency after the launch of Brazil’s earth observation satellite Amazonia-1 and 18 co-passenger satellites in February this year.
As the 26-hour countdown for Thursday’s launch concluded, the 51.70-metre tall rocket lifted off majestically at 05.43 am from the second launch pad at this spaceport. The earth observation satellite would provide real-time images of the country and also be able to quickly monitor natural disasters.
The objective of the mission was to provide near real-time imaging of large areas at frequent intervals, for quick monitoring of natural disasters, episodic events and obtaining spectral signatures for agriculture, forestry, water bodies as well as for disaster warning, cyclone monitoring, cloud burst and thunderstorm monitoring. The mission life is 10 years, ISRO said.
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