ISRO Postpones Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle Mission

[Satellite TODAY 05-03-10] The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) delayed the launch of its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C15), initially scheduled for May 9, the organization announced April 30.
    ISRO detected a marginal drop in the pressure in the second stage of the vehicle during mandatory checks. The new date for the launch of PSLV-C15 mission will be decided after analyzing the data.
The delay follows a series of mishaps for ISRO. On April 15, ISRO’s GSLV-D3 rocket carrying the GSAT-4 communications satellite failed due to a third-stage engine malfunction that resulted in total loss of control of the spacecraft. In August, ISRO’s $82 million unmanned Chandrayaan-1 mission ended after ISRO lost contact with the spacecraft.
    The PSLV will carry India`s Cartosat-2B, Algeria’s Alsat-2A, nanosatellites NLS 6.1 and NLS 6.2 from the University of Toronto, and Studsat, a satellite built by students from academic institutions in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh in India.

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