Jitendra Singh, the Union Minister of State (MoS) in charge of the department of space on Thursday, said that the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) satellite mission had faced a technical obstacle and can be rescheduled "some time" later.
Jitendra Singh took to Twitter and wrote,"Spoke to Isro chairman Dr. K Sivan and discussed in detail."
Singh said, "The first two stages went off fine, only after that, there was a difficulty in the cryogenic upper stage ignition. The mission can be re-scheduled some time again."
ISRO suffered a disappointment after its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) failed to put the GISAT-1 Earth observation satellite (EOS) satellite onto its intended orbit due to a technical obstacle in the cryogenic upper stage minutes after its launch on Thursday morning.
The GISAT-1 EOS was launch was scheduled the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh as a part of the GSLV-F10 EOS-03 mission.
The 51.70-metre tall rocket blasted off from the second launch pad of the spaceport at 5.43 on Thursday morning as scheduled, at the end of the 26-hour countdown.
ISRO informed on Twitter, "GSLV-F10 launch took place today at 0543 Hrs IST as scheduled. Performance of the first and second stages was normal."
The space agency tweet further added, "However, Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition did not happen due to technical anomaly. The mission couldn't be accomplished as intended."
Earlier, ISRO said that the GISAT-1 EOS would obtain spectral signatures for agriculture, forestry, mineralogy, cloud properties, glaciers, and oceanography, which will enables researchers back home to gain new perception on a number of environmental issues.