India: starting a rocket with earth observation satellite failed

India: Starting a rocket with earth observation satellite failed

An indian rocket of the type GSLV has not succeeded after a facilitated start due to a technical anomaly to bring a novel earth observation satellite into an orbit. That has admitted the indian spatial community isro. The first two steps had worked normally, but the end of the cryogenic upper level did not work: "the mission could not be completed as intended." the start was the 14. An GSLV and in the past had it at first several problems, but last it had only given success.

A satellite "according to the state of the art"

At the start of the indian space station shar (satish dhawan space center) on an island in the gulf of bengal, the satellite EOS-03 should actually be brought to space. He aligned with india’s first state-of-the-art earth observation satellites, which should be placed in a geostationary orbit. It should be quasi in real-time recordings of large regions at regular intervals, for example, to help with natural disasters, recurring or only short-term events with satellite images. The planned shots were intended, among other things, for agriculture, extreme weather analyzes and civil protection. A second satellite of the program will be started in the coming year.

In the rocket whose start has now failed, it was a geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle reagle rocket, which has been used for 20 years and from which there are two versions. Of the total of 14 starts, only eight were completely successful. The last start of a GSLV MK II before the failure now took place in december 2018. In the meantime, improvements were made to the model, which can be absorbed by the larger payloads. The next starts are only scheduled for the coming year, so isro remains some time for the analysis of the causes.

Start from GSLV-F10

India: Starting a rocket with earth observation satellite failed