Indian Space Research Institute The SSLV-D1 placed the satellites in a circular orbit instead of an elliptical Earth orbit, making the satellites no longer usable, the U.S. said on Sunday. The space agency said that a committee would analyze the developments and give its recommendations. And through the implementation of those recommendations, ‘ISRO will soon launch the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV)-D2’.
Indian Space Research Institute wrote on its official Twitter handle, ‘SSLV-D1 put the satellites in 356 km x 76 km elliptical orbit instead of 356 km circular orbit, after which these satellites are no longer usable.’
In a mission to place an Earth observation satellite and a satellite developed by students in space, SSLV-D1/EOS-02 took off from Satish Dhawan Space Center at 9.18 am on Sunday morning amid cloudy skies. The 34-metre-long rocket took off on Sunday after a seven-and-a-half-hour countdown.
Indian Space Research Institute President S. Somnath said the space agency’s first Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) suffered a ‘data loss’ in the terminal stage and lost contact with it. However, the remaining three phases performed as expected and the space agency is analyzing the data to determine the location of the launch vehicle and satellites, he said.
The Earth Observation Satellite and AzadiSat were seen separating as planned on the screen at the Satish Dhawan Space Center. After carving a niche in carrying out successful missions through its trusted Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), ISRO made the first launch from the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV), which can be used to orbit the Earth. To put satellites in low orbit.