Madhavan shocked over ISRO's unsuccessful GSLV-F10 launch mission
New Delhi : Former Indian Space Research Organization ( ISRO) chairman G Madhavan has expressed shock over unsuccessful GSLV-F10 launch mission.
On Thursday morning, ISRO launched GSLV-F10 rocket, with an earth observation satellite (EOS-03) on board, from Sriharikota spaceport.
"Performance of first and second stages was normal. However, Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition did not happen due to technical anomaly. The mission couldn't be accomplished as intended", the space agency tweeted.
G Madhvan Nair said that such setbacks are not unusual but ISRO is resilient enough to bounce back.
"This is a very complex mission. Normally, the Cryogenic stage is the most difficult one compared to all other rocket propulsions", Mr Nair told news agency Press Trust of India.
"This is the eighth launch of cryogenic stage. The first one was a problem (unsuccessful). Subsequently, all other launches turned in text-book performance.
There is a finite possibility of failure with any such complex system. We need not be disappointed. But at the same time, we should go to the root cause (of the failure) and fix it so that we don't repeat", Mr Nair said.
And he added: "It's a shock for all of us. But we will recover from this shock soon and we will be back on track. The ISRO community is resilient enough to face such difficulties".