The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) suffered a setback on Thursday when GSLV-F10 failed to launch earth observation satellite EOS-3 into the Geostationary orbit.
The GSLV-F10 rocket had blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
An anomaly in cryogenic stage caused the mission be unsuccessful, said ISRO Chairman K Sivan. Cryogenic stage was third stage of space launch vehicle.
“Performance of first and second stages was normal. However, Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition did not happen due to technical anomaly. The mission couldn’t be accomplished as intended,” ISRO said in a statement.
EOS-03, an earth-observation satellite, was expected to provide near real-time images of large area of interests at frequent intervals, used for monitoring of natural disaster like floods and cyclones, water bodies, crops, vegetation, forest cover and any short-term events.