India’s GSLV rocket launch ends in failure  

India has again failed to launch its indigenous GSLV rocket with a communications satellite, the Indian state-run TV channel Doordarshan reported on Saturday.

The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle deviated from the designed path several minutes after the liftoff from the Sriharikota space centre in the state of Andhra Pradesh in southeast India, the TV channel said.

The causes and the circumstances of the rocket failure have not been announced. According to preliminary information, there could have been problems with the rocket’s first stage, the TV channel said.

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