The launch of an Indian Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket carrying weather satellite INSAT-3DR has been launched after a 40 minute delay owing to delay in filling of fuel in the cryogenic stage, said a senior official.
“Some technical anomaly was found during the filling of fuel in the cryogenic engine. The issue was sorted out and the fuelling operations have restarted. Hence the delay,” a senior official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told IANS.
The launch time was revised to 4.50 p.m.
Originally the launch time was 4.10 p.m.
ISRO launches GSLV-F05 carrying advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR from the spaceport of Sriharikota. pic.twitter.com/Xp5FkcTAOG
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