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SSLV-D1/EOS-02 Mission: How ISRO’s rocket lost its way in the last moment, understand what happened after all

PTI, Sriharikota: Indian Space Research Organization ie ISRO’s efforts to create history suffered a setback on Sunday. Its new rocket SSLV-D1 with two satellites successfully flew towards space on Sunday morning from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, but due to the failure of the rocket’s sensor, both the satellites went into the wrong orbit. ISRO said that now these two are of no use. ISRO has formed a committee to investigate the failure of satellites. This rocket carried the Earth-watching satellite EOS-02 and the ‘Azadisat’ satellite with it. In which 750 students from 75 rural government schools across the country participated in the making.

ISRO gave information through tweet

why is the issue important

SSLV-D1 was the country’s first small satellite launch vehicle. It takes only 24 to 72 hours for ISRO to prepare it. Earlier PSLV rockets were used for short-range satellites, which took 2 to 3 months to prepare for launch. With the success of SSLV, ISRO’s launch would increase as well as revenue from satellite launch at a low cost. But the way this launch has been a victim of data loss due to sensor failure, ISRO’s hopes have got a setback.

what happened after all

SSLV-D1 was well on track in the initial three phases of launch. But in the last phase, also known as the terminal phase, it suffered data loss. That is, he stopped getting information from him. It deviated from the intended path and it left the satellites in the wrong orbit. Rocket to Satellites 356 km. was to be dropped in a circular orbit of 356×76 km. left in the annular orbit. After this the data from satellites stopped.

One of the satellites sent with the rocket was the EOS-02 Earth Observation Satellite, which spent 10 months in space and monitored it even at night with its infrared cameras. At the same time, the second was ‘Azadisat’, consisting of 75 payloads (instruments) of 50-50 grams, which were built by 750 students of 75 rural government schools.

When SSLV-D2


ISRO Chief S. Somnath said that our Mission Control Center is constantly trying to get the data link. We have found out the reason behind the failure of satellites launch. Now work will be done towards its solution. This mission will play a big role in launching satellites up to 500 kg. ISRO has assured that it will not give up due to this mistake, but will soon launch SSLV D2.

when did the first blow

ISRO has faced setbacks in its launch campaign in the past as well. The first flight of PSLV, considered the most reliable, on 20 September 1993 was not successful. India’s Moon mission also suffered a setback in the year 2019 when Chandrayaan-2 was about to land on the lunar surface but just before that, contact with the lander Vikram was lost.

Video-ISRO launches SSLV-D1 from Sriharikota, watch video

ISRO launches SSLV-D1 from Sriharikota, watch video


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