Hardware defect suspected in GSLV failure

Fakir Balaji IANS First Published : 26 Dec 2010 10:45:50 PM IST Last Updated : 26 Dec 2010 11:11:03 PM IST

BANGALORE: Initial analysis of the data from Saturday’s aborted launch of an Indian rocket indicated a hardware defect might have forced the destruction of the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-F06), a senior space agency […]

GSLV fails, erupts into ball of flame

India’s ambitions of entering the market for heavy satellite launches suffered a setback when GSLV-F06, the rocket carrying a 2,130 kg communication satellite, exploded 63 seconds after taking off from Sriharikota, off the Andhra Pradesh coast, at 4.04pm on Saturday.

Indian Space Research Organisation chairman K Radhakrishnan said preliminary findings indicated that ground control at […]