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Boom! Indian space scientists watch in horror as rocket explodes seconds after take-off
Last updated at 4:27 PM on 25th December 2010


This is the dramatic moment when India's ambitious space programme suffered one of its biggest setback when an advanced communication satellite exploded within a minute after its launch.
A stunned Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) did not give the reason for the blast in the sky but an officer told IANS that there was a fault in the second stage of the launch.

'The rocket's first stage seemed to have performed normally. The problem seems to have cropped up in the second stage as the rocket didn't get sufficient thrust,' he said.

But another official insisted that even the first stage was a failure.

The multi-million pound 310 kg GSAT-5P satellite, was to serve the needs of the telecommunication sector and the weather department.
It was at 4.04 p.m. that ISRO launched the rocket, with the satellite, in clear sky from the Sriharikota space centre, about 80 km from Chennai.

In a chilling reminder of the Challenger Space Shuttle Crash of 1986, the Indian rocket  rose into the sky with a deep roar, emitting thick orange flame at its tail. And suddenly it exploded -- and disintegrated.

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Post time 2010-12-26 02:46:06 |Display all floors

Pretty rocket

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Post time 2010-12-26 02:47:43 |Display all floors

Perfect Lift off

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Post time 2010-12-26 02:51:14 |Display all floors

Boom,

boom, booom and BOooom
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Post time 2010-12-26 02:53:56 |Display all floors

Let US

pray for.....

RIP the Challenger crew, 1986   
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Post time 2010-12-26 02:59:04 |Display all floors

Christmas Day firework Pakistan style

A female suicide bomber has killed at least 43 people in an attack on a large crowd receiving aid in north-west Pakistan, officials say.

The blast took place in the town of Khar in the Bajaur region, in tribal areas close to the Afghan border - a Taliban and al-Qaeda stronghold.

People displaced by fighting had been getting food at a distribution centre.

Reports say at least another 100 people were injured and there are fears the death toll could rise.

The attack came as Pakistan's military took action against militants in Mohmand, an adjacent tribal region, killing an estimated 40 rebels.

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Post time 2010-12-26 03:02:11 |Display all floors
Originally posted by manoj10 at 2010-12-26 02:59
A female suicide bomber has killed at least 43 people in an attack on a large crowd receiving aid in north-west Pakistan, officials say.

The blast took place in the town of Khar in the Bajaur re ...
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Now that is very sad!


Happy Christmas manooj10.


I'm sure things can only get better in the Indian Rocketory Department.

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