GSLV-F08 / GSAT-6A: Another mission another satellite by ISRO Checkout the facts #Hindustan360

GSLV-F08 / GSAT-6A: Another mission another satellite by ISRO Checkout the facts #Hindustan360

The GSAT-6A satellite, carried by the GSLV-F08, blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, at 4.56 pm Thursday. View more at #Hindustan360.

This will be the GSLV’s 12th flight and final checks are currently being carried out.

GSLV-F08 / GSAT-6A Mission Fact File

  • The satellite will be launched by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV).
  • The GSLV rocker weighs 415.6 tonnes and is 49.1 meters tall.
  • The GSAT-6A satellite, which costs about Rs 270 crore, will be put into orbit about 17 minutes after the launch, reported IANS.
  • ISRO said that the GSAT-6A satellite is similar to GSAT-6 but comes with a few improvements.
  • The organization said that the two improvements include the use of the high thrust Vikas engine and an electromechanical actuation system
  • ISRO chairman K Sivan also told IANS that the communication satellite’s Thursday launch will pave the way for another navigation satellite.
  • The next launch has been planned for the next fiscal.

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