ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Space Research-Failure of ASLV

Space Research Failure of ASLV THE failure of Indian Space Research Organisation's (ISRO) attempt to successfully develop a launch vehicle capable of placing a 150 kg satellite in near circular orbit marks a setback to the space programme. It was generally assumed that the technology for the development and fabrication of small satellite launchers together with solid pro- pellants, rocket motor propulsion systems, control systems and electronics had been successfully established. Now there will be certain doubts on this score. The cause of the failure will however be ascertained only after analysing the telemetry data received during the short flight duration. Preliminary analysis has indicated that the Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV) mission failed due to a suspected malfunctioning of the core motor.

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