Today’s failure of the GSLV is the third unsuccessful mission of the total seven of this indigenously developed space rocket. First launch attempt of GSLV Mk III M1 / Chandrayaan-2 was scrubbed due to technical issues with launch vehicle at T minus 56 min. It has a maximum diameter of 3.4 m at the payload fairing. Unlike the April 15 mission when ISRO had faced anxious moments before the launch as it was the first time that the rocket was powered by the indigenous cryogenic engine,today?s mission was considered “routine” and ISRO never expected trouble. 1) GSLV-Mk1 (retired) 2) GSLV-Mk2 (active) 3) GSLV-Mk3 or LVM-3 (under development-almost completed) GSLV-Mk1 and Mk2 used/uses the cryogenic engine in upper stage (unlike PSLV which doesn't use cryogenic engine). It is located in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, 80 km (50 mi) north of Chennai.Originally called Sriharikota Range (SHAR), an acronym that ISRO has retained to the present day. Gloom descended at the mission control centre of ISRO’s spaceport as India’s aim of augmenting communication services failed after GSLV-F06 carrying GSAT-5P met with an unexpected end. This is the second failure this year for ISRO after the previous GSLV mission with the country's maiden cryogenic engine hit a snag and the rocket plunged into the Bay of Bengal on April 15 this year. Primary Payload: Chandrayaan-2 is a follow-up lunar exploration mission by ISRO after Chandrayaan-1 and would attempt a soft-landing near lunar south-pole ( 70.90°S, 22.78°E ) on 7 September 2019. * Mechanical engineer D Raghunandan, also secretary of the Delhi Science Forum, told the Science Insider that the project has several scientific limitations which narrows its scope. The last GSLV mission (GSLV-D3) failed after the malfunctioning of indigenous cryogenic stage, dampening the country's hopes of joining the elite club of five nations with such capability. The standard GSLV is a three stage vehicle GSLV is 49 m tall, with 414 t lift off weight.
The rocket blasted-off at around 4 pm from the second launch pad at Sriharikota. There are three GSLV. Yes ! Criticisms from various forefronts to postpone the launch. This is the second consecutive failure of Geo-Stationary Launch Vehicle after the GSLV-D3 mission using India’s own cryogenic engine after the first one had ended unsuccesfully in April this year. The last GSLV mission (GSLV-D3) failed after the malfunctioning of indigenous cryogenic stage, dampening the country’s hopes of joining the elite club of five nations with such capability. Share Via GSLV-FO6 was the seventh mission of the GSLV. , which cost Isro Rs 300 crore, has also set the stage for Isro's manned mission.
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