Indian rocket launch delayed by 40 minutes

Indian rocket launch delayed by 40 minutes

Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Sep 8 (IANS) The launch of an Indian Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) rocket carrying weather satellite INSAT-3DR has been rescheduled by 40 minutes owing to delay in filling of fuel in the cryogenic stage, said a senior official.

“Some technical anomaly was found during the filling of fuel in the cryogenic engine. The issue was sorted out and the fuelling operations have restarted. Hence the delay,” a senior official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told IANS.

He said the revised launch time is 4.50 p.m.

Originally the launch time was 4.10 p.m.

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