Launch of GSLV-F06 / GSAT-5P Mission Postponed

Status Report From: Indian Space Research Organisation
Posted: Monday, December 20, 2010

The launch of GSLV-F06 with GSAT-5P Satellite onboard, scheduled for December 20, 2010 has been postponed due to a minor leak in one of the valves of the Russian Cryogenic stage, observed during the pre-countdown checks.

The 29-hours countdown sequence planned to commence at 1100 hrs today (Dec 19th) has not been authorized by the Launch Authorisation Board that met this forenoon to review the results of pre-countdown checks.

The revised schedule for launch will be firmed up after ascertaining the cause for the leak, remedial actions and due verifications.

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