Indian rocket with a satellite exploded in the air (VIDEO)

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Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle

Indian Rocket Exploded

Indian rocket with a satellite exploded in the air (VIDEO)

India’s second attempt to launch a rocket GSLV satellite communications GSAT-5P was unsuccessful. A few seconds after launch the rocket exploded in the air. Preliminary cause of the accident was named some technical problems.
ISRO’s space programme suffered a major setback on Saturday as the launch of advanced communication satellite GSAT-5P failed due to major technical fault in the first phase.
The rocket geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) exploded mid-air moments after it took off from the Sriharikota rocket launch centre.
The satellite GSAT-5P was expected to serve the needs of the telecommunication sector and the weather department and would have eventually replaced the INSAT-2E satellite that was sent up in 1999.
It weighed 2,130 kg and the cost of its production was around Rs 125 crore.
The GSAT-5P satellite had a life span of over 13 years and had 36 transponders – automatic receivers and transmitters for communication and broadcast of signals.

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