ISRO fails to launch EOS-03 due to 'technical anomaly'
After 26 hours of the countdown, the GSLV-F10/ EOS-03 was lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota at 5:43 am today.Author : Divyanshi Soni
The satellite was developed to monitor natural calamities like thunderstorms, cyclones, cloud bursts etc., was lifted from the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) from Sriharikota’s Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 5:43 am.
After some time, it was announced that the mission was not accomplished due to a technical glitch. Range Operations Director announced that “the mission could not be accomplished fully due to a performance anomaly.”
After the unsuccessful launch, the officials in the space agency said that the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO’s) mission to place Earth Orbiting System EOS-03 into orbit “could not accomplish” because of an anomaly.
The statement by ISRO 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.”
This information was also shared by the official handle of ISRO, the tweet read, “GSLV-F10 launch took place today at 0543 Hrs IST as scheduled. Performance of the 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.”
On the launch, ISRO stated that it was the fourteenth flight of GSLV. ISRO 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 of EOS-03 was planned in April and May but was postponed due to the second wave of Covid-19. It was second for the GSLV MK-III after moon mission – Chandrayaan II, in the year 2019.
After the failure of the satellite, ISRO Former chairman G Madhavan Nair was interviewed by media organization NDTV, where he expressed disappointment. He further said that out of eight launches, two have been suspended because of the glitch in the cryogenic stage, which is the most complex stage.
He told the media organization, “There are countless possibilities for things that can go wrong. ISRO takes care of all those aspects and prepares the stage for the flight. So something has gone wrong with the cryogenic stage, that's the information we have now, but we have to study the elements of data from the ground station and detailed parameters have to be looked at so that they can pinpoint exactly what's happened. Maybe within the next couple of days, we will have a clearer picture.”