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Published On: Thu, Mar 29th, 2018

India Launches GSAT 6-A Satellite, Big Boost for Armed Forces

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satellite-2SRIHARIKOTA : Indian Space Research Organisation’s GSLV-F08 mission carrying the GSAT-6A communication satellite blasted off from the Sriharikota spaceport on Thursday. The communication satellite was successfully placed into a geosynchronous transfer orbit at an altitude of around 35,900km.

GSAT-6A is similar to GSAT-6, which was launched in 2015. It is a homemade high power S-band communication satellite built on I-2K satellite bus with a mission life of about ten years. The two rockets in tandem will provide signa

ls that that would permit two-way exchange of data even from very remote locations. The 2,140-kg satellite, which cost around Rs. 270 crore, is expected to be particularly useful for security forces stationed in remote corners of the country as it will be able to send and receive signals from hand-held devices.

The rocket also has a new engine will ISRO hopes to used for its Moon mission Andhra Pradesh:  India’s very powerful, home-made communications satellite shot off into the blue sky today, leaving a smoky trail, on the back of the heavyweight GSLV rocket.

The successful launch by the scientists of space agency ISRO drew praise from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The 2066-ton satellite, built at a cost of Rs. 270 crore, will be able to send and receive signals from hand-held devices. It is expected to be particularly useful for security forces stationed in the remotest corners of the country.
The rocket also has a special feature — a new engine, which, if successful, will be crucial for India’s second Moon mission.
Here are the top 10 updates in the GSAT-6A launch:Congratulating the scientists, PM Narendra Modi tweeted,

“GSAT-6A, a communication satellite, will provide new possibilities for mobile applications. Proud of @isro for taking the nation towards new heights and a brighter future”.The GSLV-F08 rocket saddled with the passenger satellite in its payload fairing blasted off from the second launch pad at 4.56 pm. Leaving behind plumes of smoke, the 49.1 metre tall GSLV soared majestically into clear skies
(With Agency Inputs ).

 

 

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