Chennai: The failure of today`s GSLV-F06
carrying GSAT-5P is the third unsuccessful mission of India`s
Geo-Stationary Launch Vehicle in its seven flights.
The second operational flight GSLV-F02 powered by Russian
cryogenic engine failed in July 2006 while the developmental
flight GSLV-D3 using maiden indigenous cryogenic stage
deviated after takeoff in April.
All the GSLV rockets, including today`s failed flight,
used the Russian cryogenic engines barring the GSLV-D3.
Chronology of ISRO`s failed missions:
snag in stage-1.
GSAT4 onboard. Failure. Plunges into sea.
(GSLV-F02) with INSAT-4C onboard. Satellite could not be
placed in orbit. Rocket falls into sea.
with IRS-1E on board. Satellite could not be placed in orbit.
SROSS-2 onboard. Satellite could not be placed in orbit.
SROSS-1 satellite on board. Satellite could not be placed in
Rohini Technology Payload onboard. Satellite could not be
placed in the orbit.
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