|12-25-2010, 09:36 PM||#1|
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India's GSLV-F06 goes BOOM ! on Christmas day.
Over in 47 seconds
The launcher rocket carrying India’s heaviest communication satellite exploded 47 seconds after lift-off, hurting the country’s ambitions for space commerce and manned missions on Christmas Day.
The home-grown geo-stationary satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-F06), was meant to put the GSAT-5P in orbit and gain India entry into a small club of countries with the technology to send heavy satellites into space.
Instead, it disintegrated amid orange and white plumes, scripting back-to-back failures for the Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro). The previous GSLV launch on April 15 this year had ended up in the Bay of Bengal because of a snag in India’s maiden indigenous cryogenic engine.
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