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In news A technical anomaly prevented the ignition of the GSLV-F10 rocket’s cryogenic upper stage and ISRO could not accomplish the mission to launch earth observation satellite EOS-03 into the intended orbit.
- EOS-03, intended to be positioned in the geostationary transfer orbit initially, was supposed to reach the final geostationary orbit.
- It was expected to provide near real-time imaging of a large area of interest at frequent intervals, which could be used for quick monitoring of natural disasters, episodic events and any short-term events.
- The mission life of the satellite was 10 years.
- GSLV-F10 was ISRO’s eighth flight with indigenous cryoengine.
- While the first stage of the GSLV is solid fuel, the second is liquid fuel and the third the cryogenic engine.
- Cryogenic rocket engine uses a cryogenic fuel and oxidizer, i.e. both its fuel and oxidizer are gases liquefied and stored at very low temperatures.
News Source: TH