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Panel formed to look into GSLV failure

india Updated: Jul 12, 2006 18:19 IST
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The Indian Space Research Organisation on Wednesday formed a "failure analysis committee" to look into the unsuccessful flight on Monday of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) with the INSAT-4C satellite on board.

K Narayana, former director of SDSC-SHAR and currently Senior Advisor to the Centre, will chair the 15-member panel that includes experts from academic and research institutions besides officials from various ISRO centres.

The committee, formed by ISRO Chairman G Madhavan Nair, will review the performance of all sub-systems of GSLV from lift-off to termination of flight, identify specific reasons for anomalies and recommend corrective measures for future course of action, an ISRO statement said.

The committee is expected to submit its report in a month's time, it said.

About 60 seconds after its launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota on Monday, the GSLV crashed into the Bay of Bengal. The rocket was destroyed after it veered off its trajectory.

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