Indian PSLV Suffers Payload Fairing Failure During 41st Launch

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched their Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) with the IRNSS-1H navigation satellite at 13:29 UTC, August 31st 2017. Shortly into the flight the payload fairing failed to separate, the resultant extra weight on the rocket resulted in a lower than expected orbit, and of course a useless satellite stuck within it’s payload fairing.

This marks the first failure for PSLV since 1997.

Source: ISRO

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