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GSLV-F10 Failure

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  • August 13, 2021
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GSLV-F10 Failure

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – International relations; Health 

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.

About EOS-03

  • 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

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