Chairman of Indian Space Research Organization S. Somnath said the small satellite launch vehicle SSLV failed to launch into orbit due to a fault in the first launch sensor.
Launched from the launch pad at Sriharikota, SSLVB-1 placed the EOS-2 satellite into a 356 km X-76 km circular orbit instead of a 356 km circular orbit. Therefore both the satellites remain unstable and are considered unusable. The ISRO chairman said the launch vehicle took off from the launchpad at Sriharikota on schedule. In its prime, the entire operating system, hardware, aerodynamic design and new power electronics were in good shape. But after reaching a height of 356 km, a fault was observed in it. As a result, the launch vehicle did not work properly.
He said that the experts will thoroughly analyze why the satellite could not be separated from the launch vehicle.