Sriharikota/Bhubaneswar: Aug 12: India’s GSLV-F10 rocket failed midway in its mission of putting into orbit the Geo-Imaging Satellite-1 (GISAT-1).
Along with the rocket, the 2,268 kg GISAT-1/EOS-03 communication satellite carried by the rocket was also lost.
The GSLV-F10/EOS-03 lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota at 5.43 am today after a 26-hour countdown.
Performance of first and second stages was normal. However, Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition did not happen due to technical anomaly. The mission could not be accomplished as intended, said ISRO.
The EOS-03 is a state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite, placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by GSLV-F10, is meant to help in quick monitoring of natural disasters like cyclones, cloudbursts and thunderstorms.
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 (@isro) August 12, 2021