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The cables ran from the launch pad to the control station and the ground station, a senior ISRO scientist said. Among other things they connected the launch site to the computers at the control station.
Prior to any launch, there would be intensive monitoring of the launch vehicle. This was done via two routes, one using radio frequency wireless signals, the other using signals coming through the cables, the scientist said.
The computers monitor about 1,500 parameters relating to the launch vehicle's status. Any glitch would lead to the computers stopping the launch.
The cables were not continuous but disjointed, the scientist said. So, if there was damage, the particular part could be pulled out and replaced "easily''.
The ISRO spokesperson said the fire would not affect any of the future launches scheduled from SHAR.
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