Indian rocket carrying satellite explodes after launch
An Indian space rocket carrying the country's largest communications satellite has exploded shortly after launch.
Live television coverage showed the rocket vanishing in a plume of smoke moments after lift-off from Sriharikota near the city of Chennai (Madras).
The Indian Space Reserach Organisation said it believed the explosion was caused by an electronic failure.
25 Dec 2010
- From the section South Asia