GSLV-F10 launch postponed due to technical snag

Chennai: ISRO has announced that the launch of GISAT-1 onboard GSLV-F10, planned for 5 March has been postponed due to technical reasons.

The space agency announced that the revised launch date will be informed in due course.

THe GSLV-F10 was scheduled to lift off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at 5.43 pm on Thursday. This was supposed to the first launch of the GSLV this year.

In a first, a four-metre diameter Ogive shaped payload fairing was set to be flown for the first time in this GSLV flight. This is the eighth flight with indigenous cryogenic stage and the 76th launch vehicle mission from the SDSC, SHAR. The height of the launch vehicle is 51.70 m, which is as tall as a 16-storeyed building and weighs a whopping 420.3 tonnes. ISRO said GISAT-1 is the first state-of-the-art agile Earth observation satellite.

NT Bureau