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2010-12-26 07:10:00

An Indian space rocket carrying an advanced communications satellite exploded in smoke and fire just seconds after lifting off from a launch pad at the Sriharikota space center in Andhra Pradesh state, about 50 miles from the city of Chennai. The Christmas Day launch of the satellite had originally been planned for December 20, but was delayed after engineers discovered a leak in one of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle's (GSLV) engines, the United News of India reported. The GSLV...

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2010-04-15 10:06:45

Indian space engineers who launched a rocket with new booster technology on Thursday lost contact with it soon after lift-off, causing a major blow to the country's ambitions of space exploration. The rocket, powered by cryogenic motors -- a complex technology mastered by only five countries -- failed just minutes after launch from India's Sriharikota space center in southeast Andhra Pradesh state. K. Radhakrishnan, chairman for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), told AFP...

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2010-04-08 06:15:00

India is planning to launch a new, advanced communications satellite into orbit using a vehicle powered by a cryogenic engine developed by homegrown scientists, according to BBC News reports. On Tuesday, BBC News noted that India is one of just five nations in the world to have cryogenic engine technology, which utilizes supercooled fuel. According to their science correspondent Jonathan Amos, "a successful launch would be another milestone" for the country's burgeoning space program, and...