Saturday, June 1, 2013

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C22) flight delayed

Neelam Mathews
June 1, 2013
IRNSS-1A, the first Indian Navigation Satellite, was scheduled for launch onboard PSLV-C22 on June 12 at 01:01 hrs. from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota. IRNSS-1A Satellite has gone through all electrical checks and is ready for propellent filling. The PSLV-C22 vehicle was fully integrated and was undergoing electrical checks.
During the electrical checks of the launch vehicle, an anamoly was observed in one of the electro-hydraulic control actuators in the second stage. It has been decided to replace this actuator.
The replacement of the control actuator needs two weeks of activity at the Launch Pad and the Vehicle Assembly Area. Accordingly, the launch of PSLV-C22/IRNSS-1A is delayed by a fortnight, says ISRO.

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