New Delhi, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) today launched its earth observation satellite GISAT-1. The satellite was launched at 5.43 this morning onboard GSLV-F10 rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
ISRO said, performance of first and second stages was normal. However, Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition did not happen due to technical anomaly. ISRO chairman K Sivan said the mission couldn’t be accomplished as intended.
Union Minister Jitendra Singh spoke to ISRO chief and discussed the matter in detail. In a tweet, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the first two stages went off fine, only after that there was a difficulty in cryogenic upper stage ignition. The minister said, the mission can be re-scheduled some time again.