ISRO fails to put Earth Observation Satellite into orbit
Sriharikota: Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) GSLV-F10 mission failed as Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition failed due to a technical glitch on Thursday.
After the mission failure, ISRO issued a statement, "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".
India's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-F10 (GSLV-F10) was to launch Earth Observation Satellite (EOS-03) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC). This mission is the first flight of GSLV with 4m dia Ogive Payload fairing, which can accommodate larger payloads. EOS-03 is the first state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite placed in a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by GSLV-F10.
Objectives of EOS-03
• To provide near real-time imaging of large area region of interest at frequent intervals
• For quick monitoring of natural disasters, episodic events and any short term events
• To obtain spectral signatures for agriculture, forestry, water bodies, disaster warning, cyclone monitoring, cloud burst/thunderstorm monitoring, etc.