Saturday December 25 05:50 pm
GSLV GSAT-5P Launch failed & explodes in Mid Air on December 25 2010
Visit http //kannanking.blogspot.com GSLV GSAT-5P Launch failed and explodes in Mid Air on December 25 2010 in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. ISRO was set to launch India's heaviest communication satellite into orbit today. The mission was to be the first GSLV mission after the failure of the flight test of the indigenous cryogenic stage in the GSLV-D3 mission in April this year. The launch of the satellite, which was originally scheduled for December 20, had been postponed after a leak in the Russian cryogenic engine on board the launch vehicle.GSAT-5P with 24 C-band transponders and 12 extended C-band transponders is meant for augmenting communication services currently provided by Indian National Satellite System (INSAT). It is meant to boost TV, telemedicine and tele-education, and telephone services.