Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh), Aug 31 (IANS) The Indian navigation satellite launched here on Thursday was declared a failure.
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said: “The mission was unsuccessful.”
He added: “The rocket heat shield didn’t separate. The satellite is inside the heat shield.”
The IRNSS-1H satellite was to have been slung into orbit at around 507 km above the earth.
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