ISRO call off launching GSLV D-5 at Sriharikota, Nellore
GSLV – D5 ( Geo Satellite Launching Vehicle ) is called off Indian Space Research Organization due to oil leakage in engine. The actual schedule time for launching is 4.30pm on 19th august from Satish Dhavan Space Centre, Sriharikota, Nellore. But two hours before ISRO decided to call off, as a leak is observed in the UH25 fuel system of the liquid second stage during the pre-launch pressurization phase on the vehicle. The propellants are being drained from the Cryogenic Stage, Liquid Second Stage and the four liquid Straps of GSLV-D5. The vehicle will be moved back to the Vehicle Assembly Building for further actions. The revised launching date will be announced after a detailed assessment. This is the third time to ISRO called off launching vehicles due to problems in cryogenic stage.
GSAT 14 is the twenty third geostationary communication satellite of India built by ISRO. The cuboid shaped GSAT 14 has a lift off mass of 1982 kg and the dry mass of the satellite is 851 kg. GSAT 14 structure is based on ISRO’s 2 ton class platform I2K satellite bus. The two solar arrays of GSAT 14 together generate about 2600 W of power.