- Nov 27, 2023
ISRO Scrubs GSLV-D5 Launch Due to Leak
India’s attempt at launching the GSLV-D5 rocket today with the GSAT-14 satellite was postponed due to a leak found in the second stage. The mission is a critical one for India as it is their second attempt at launching a rocket with an indigenous cryogenic engine. The first attempt failed.
At this time the propellants are being drained from the Cryogenic Stage, Liquid Second Stage and the four liquid Strap-ons of GSLV-D5.
No new launch date has been set and the rocket will be moved back to the Vehicle Assembly Building for inspection and analysis.
A press release from ISRO said “the revised launch date will be announced after a detailed assessment” suggesting this could be more than a few days hold on the launch.