India's Latest Rocket Launch Ends in 'Catastrophic Failure'

India's 14-year winning streak in rocket launches ended with the failed launch.Critical FailureUnfortunately, last night's Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), first rocket launch in 2021, ended in a catastrophic failure.After 14 successful launches, this is the first failure for ISRO's launch. reports. Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, (GSLV), was carrying a new satellite. This satellite was to aid in navigation and provide real-time video to researchers to track natural disasters and monitor agriculture.Although it is not clear yet what the ISRO will do next, it appears likely that it will put the remaining four launches for 2021 on hold while the agency investigates exactly what went wrong.We are not finishedThe rocket looks like a huge fireball rising into the sky in video footage taken during the launch. But, the fireball eventually seems to stop. Later, the ISRO confirmed that the rocket's third stage failed ignite approximately six minutes after it took off.AdvertisementAdvertisementToday's launch of GSLV-F10 was as planned, according to the ISRO tweet on Wednesday. Normal performance of the first and second stages. Technical anomaly prevented Cryogenic Upper Stage ignition. It was not possible to complete the mission as reports that the ISRO has had a tough year, with multiple missions being shuffled about due to delays caused by pandemics. Although the agency launched two rockets in 2020 with success, there are many other missions that the agency has not yet completed and these delays seem unlikely to make it easier.READ MORE: Indian satellite loses its Earth-watching satellite after a catastrophic failure in launchIndia's Space Agency Wants to Explore VenusAdvertisementAdvertisement