Up and then…down


The failure of INSAT-4C, launched by ISRO from its Satish Dawan space centre in Sriharikota, will affect SUN TV’s DTH ambitions. Sun TV had hogged seven high-powered Ku-band transponders – six for DTH, and one for DSNG – of the total 12 carried by INSAT-4C, the second satellite in the INSAT-4 series. CNBC, Times TV and Kairali were among those who had booked space for DSNG operations on two transponders.
The GSLV F02 rocket that was to put the INSAT-4C into space was destroyed after it veered off course. This is the ISRO first failure after 11 successful launches.


3 Comments so far

  1. vatsan (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 10:25 am

    nandhu, but sun cant hold more than a 30% stake right? so they would need a partner, whom they dont have as of now.

  2. Muthiah (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 1:01 pm

    Whoever has a stake to whatever tune, its depressing that the satellite failed. Would have been another feather in ISRO’s cap…much sadder part being the back to back space failures…agni and now 4C in less than 24 hours…

  3. nandhu (unregistered) on July 11th, 2006 @ 2:31 pm

    i dont know the exact stake that sun has.
    ya, it’s big blow – both Agni and Insat-4c failing like that.

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