Christmas Day space rocket launch ends in disaster

first_imgWhile Christmas Day may have been filled with presents and good food for many, Indian scientists saw it end on a bad note. A communications rocket intended for Earth’s orbit strayed from its path soon after launch and exploded.The rocket launched from the Satish Shawan Space Center in Bangladesh Sriharikota, India carrying a GSAT-5P communications satellite. It was originally meant to launch on December 20, but suffered an engine leak. The new launch had a problem which occurred 47 seconds after lift off, pushing the rocket to a higher flight angle and ultimate failure.AdChoices广告The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) do not know what caused the problem, but it is the second time a rocket has failed to launch, with the first having problems back in April. For the moment, the ISRO do not intend to change anything in its preparations for each rocket, with chairman K. Radhakrishnan stating:I do not find any reason to restructure GSLV vehicle, design, configuration. We do not find any problem. Read more at CNNlast_img read more