Setback to ISRO; Communication satellite explodes

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Sriharikota, Dec 25: Christmas did not bring good news for the Indians, especially for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday, Dec 25.

Following major technical fault, the communication satellite of ISRO, GSAT-5P failed in the first phase.

Soon after the launching from Sriharikota rocket launch centre on Dec 25, the rocket geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) exploded mid-air.

The satellite, which was scheduled to replace the INSAT-2E satellite, was to ensure continuity of telecom, television and weather services.

After a leak in the Russian cryogenic engine on board the launch vehicle, the original date (Dec 20, 2010) of the launch of the satellite was postponed to Dec 25.

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