ISRO’s EOS-03 satellite launch on GSLV rocket fails 350 seconds after launch

Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition did not happen due to technical anomaly

By Rajan Nath - August 12, 2021 9:08 am

ISRO GSLV F10 EOS-03 satellite Launch Today: In a major setback, the Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) mission to put India's state-of-the-art Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-03) in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit failed after lifting off successfully from Sriharikota on Thursday morning.

In a tweet, ISRO said the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F10 (GSLV F10) lifted off successfully from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota as scheduled and completed two stages.

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However, Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition did not happen due to technical anomaly. ISRO stated that the GSLV F10 launch to put the EOS-03 satellite in orbit took place today at 5:43 am as scheduled.

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Performance of the first and second stages was normal, ISRO said, however, Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition did not happen due to technical anomaly. The mission couldn't be accomplished as intended, it said further.

EOS-03 is a state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite that will be placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by GSLV-F10. Subsequently, the satellite will reach the final geostationary orbit using its onboard propulsion system.

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A four meters diameter Ogive-shaped payload fairing is being flown for the first time in this GSLV flight. This is the fourteenth flight of GSLV.

-PTC News

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