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GSLV-F10 fails to launch Earth Observation Satellite:- The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s GSLV-F10 rocket has been launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on August 12th morning and it failed to launch the earth observation satellite EOS-03 as per the requested orbit. ISRO Chairman K Sivan made an official statement saying that there is a technical anomaly in the cryogenic stage and the mission cannot be accomplished. ISRO earlier tweeted saying "GSLV-F10 had lifted off successfully". The major mission was to position the EOS-03 in the Geostationary orbit but failed. The satellite EOS-03 was planned to provide the real-time imaging so that it can be used to monitor the natural disasters and other events.
ISRO issued a statement that said, "The performance of the first and second stages was normal. However, Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition did not happen due to a technical anomaly. The mission couldn't be accomplished as intended". After a 26-hour countdown, the GSLV-F10 rocket lifted off at 5:43 AM. EOS-0r is a state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite and is planned to monitor cloudbursts, thunderstorms and cyclones. ISRO also said "A 4-metre diameter Ogive-shaped payload fairing is being flown for the first time in this GSLV flight. This is the fourteenth flight of GSLV,". The launch was planned in May but it is pushed further because of the second wave of coronavirus.
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.— ISRO (@isro) August 12, 2021