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GSLV failure - a set back for India's space program

There is a set back for India's space program , GSLV D-3 , the satellite launch vehicle showcasing its indigenous cryogenic technology , trailed off its designated course and went out of control shortly after lift-off from the spaceport on 15th April , 2010. India was having a great expectation from this launch as it would have become the sixth nation to successfully deploy the cryogenic technology joining US , Japan , China and France .
The rocket and its two payloads - satellites GSAT -4 and GAGAN - crashed into the Bay of Bengal after ISRO failed to receive any communication from the vehicle .
It took 17 years to develop cryogenic motors as US opposed import bids in 1992.
The powerful booster technology using super cooled liquid fluid is designed to put heavier satellites into high orbits about 36 ,000 km from Earth.
This was second time in six launches that a GSLV mission has failed.
ISRO Chairman Dr.K. Radhakrishnan said , " The mission objectives are not met fully. Everything was fine till the end of the second stage at around 293 secs . The cryogenic stage is supposed to fire almost half the velocity to give the thrust to inject the satellite in its geostationary arch. We are not sure if the engine ignited ."
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10 Responses to “GSLV failure - a set back for India's space program”

One of The Guys said...
April 16, 2010 at 5:54 AM

I'm always sad when India somehow fails. Even though I've never lived there, I still have a strong connection to the place my father was from.

Hopefully they'll try again. Indians are known for perseverance. My dad certainly was.

April 16, 2010 at 9:26 PM

Failure is a first step of success and I believe India will learn from this failure and give us the much expected happy news as soon as possible.

fighterclass said...
April 16, 2010 at 11:55 PM

I feel sad for the scientists. it must be heart-breaking to watch years of hard-work tumble into the ocean.
G Madhavan Nair was seen consoling the project director.

but give them a year, ISRO will be back with a bang.

Shabnam Sultan said...
April 17, 2010 at 12:24 AM

@fighterclass thanks for your comment . We all hope that ISRO will be back with a bang.

lawmacs said...
April 17, 2010 at 1:18 AM

Sad a minor set back but i still believe india will pull it of Shabnam and this time they will have success.

Spaceyaan said...
April 17, 2010 at 7:40 AM

No India never backs

AC Repair said...
March 11, 2011 at 2:35 AM

Dear I like it, and this is indicate you are loyal and faithful person towards Integrity and sovereignty of country. Thanks a lot

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March 11, 2011 at 2:39 AM

your information about space Research Organization is very Valuable for me.Actually You are providing Exact point to point information about launching of satellite.

April 16, 2011 at 9:50 PM

I feel always bad when India space organization any plan failed due to the process of launch India's space program. I think each and every Indian always blessing for grow of ISRO, DRDO and other that increase strength of India.

ac repairs said...
June 9, 2011 at 3:52 AM

Thats nice when India achieving any success in Security point of View. I Think ISRO, DRDO, and BARC play major role in India Defense programme. I hope India soon develop a Missile destroyer radar in there destination.


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