ISRO SSLV Launch: ISRO's first SSLV suffers data loss, satellite could not reach orbit

Pankaj Prasad
ISROs first SSLV suffers data loss
ISROs first SSLV suffers data loss

ISRO's attempt to create history suffered a setback on Sunday when its first Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) suffered a data loss in the terminal stage.

ISRO SSLV Launch: The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)'s attempt to create history suffered a setback on Sunday when its first Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) suffered a data loss in the terminal stage. However, the remaining three phases performed as expected and the space agency is analyzing the data to find out the reason behind the data loss.

took off after a 7 hour countdown

The SSLV-D1/EOS-02 mission, in a mission to place an Earth observation satellite and a satellite developed by students in space, took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center amidst cloudy skies on Sunday morning. The flight took off at 9.18 pm. The 34-metre-long rocket took off on Sunday after a countdown that lasted nearly seven and a half hours.

Data loss detected

Scientists at the Expedition Control Center provided information about the rocket's position shortly after takeoff. The satellite was seen on its trajectory on the screen in the media center. However, after this Speaker S Somnath informed about the data loss. Somnath told the mission control center at Sriharikota minutes after the launch that all phases performed as expected. The first, second and third phases did their job, but there was some data loss in the terminal phase and we are analyzing the data. We will soon give information about the performance of the launch vehicle as well as the position of the satellites.

Rocket data analysis continues

S Somanath said that we are in the process of analyzing the data related to the final results of the mission with respect to whether the satellites are placed in the designated orbit or not. Please wait. We will give you full details soon. Before Somnath was briefed about the mission at the Mission Control Center, the scientists' enthusiasm faded and they stared at their computer screens and appeared in a state of confusion.

No official comment on mission success

There is no official comment yet on the success of the mission, as scientists are analyzing the rocket's data. The Earth Observation Satellite and AzadiSat were seen separating as planned on the screen at the Satish Dhawan Space Center. Having carved a niche in carrying out successful missions through its trusted Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), the Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), ISRO made the first launch from the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), which can be used to orbit the Earth. To put satellites in low orbit. ISRO has built an Earth observation satellite to provide advanced optical remote sensing in the infra-red band.

PSLV's first flight on 20 September 1993 was not successful

EOS-02 is a satellite of the Small Satellite Series of spacecraft. At the same time, AzadiSat has 75 different instruments, each of which weighs about 50 grams. The girl students from rural areas across the country were guided by the scientists of ISRO, who are working under the student team of Space Kids India, to build these devices. The ground system developed by Space Kids India will be used to receive data from this satellite. This is not the first time that ISRO has suffered a setback in its maiden launch mission. The first flight of PSLV, considered the most reliable for the space agency, was not successful on 20 September 1993.