The Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) mission failed early on Thursday morning. The state-of-the-art Geo Imaging Satellite (Gisat-1) faced a setback.
As per the AsiaOne report, at 5:43 am the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F10 (GSLV-F10) took off on schedule and the core stage burnt out according to the plan propelling the rocket in its intended path. The second stage of the ignition also happened as planned with a two minutes curvet into the launch, and payload fairing was confirmed by the mission control. The tense moment for ISRO started soon after the second stage shut off. The cryogenic stage was not able to ignite which led to the mission failure. ISRO chairman Mr. K Sivan addressed the team of scientists and engineers at the Sriharikota that the failure was due to the technical anomaly in the cryogenic stage because of which the mission could not be accomplished.
A failure analysis committee (FAC) will be formed by the ISRO which will analyze the reason behind the failure for the anomaly. According to AsiaOne magazine, this was the third attempt by the space agency at launching the satellite. The satellite is to be the advanced “eye in the sky” which is designed to provide near real-time images of large “areas of the region of interest” at frequent intervals.