Indian Navigation Satellite Fails 

PSLV C 39 - Sakshi Post

Sriharikota: An Indian navigation satellite launched from SHAR on Thursday was declared a failure. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said: "The mission was unsuccessful." ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar said navigation satellite IRNSS-1H mission from Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota was unsuccessful. The mission has failed, as heat shield did not open up for the deployment of the satellite, said the ISRO chairman.

The rocket reached the intended altitude, but the heat shield failed to separate to allow the satellite to be deployed. All the stages performed as intended, only the heat shield did not separate. ISRO will have to analyse the sequence of events to figure out how the incident will affect future flights, he said. IRNSS1H is part of Indian navigation system 'NAVIC.'

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