ISRO successfully launches GSAT-6A Satellite
ISRO has successfully launched GSAT-6A telecommunication satellite using the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, about 110km from Chennai on March 29, 2018. The 49.1-metre tall GSLV F 08 is a three-stage rocket weighing 415.6 ton. The core of first stage is fired with solid fuel while the four strap-on motors by liquid fuel.
The second is the liquid fuel and the third is the cryogenic engine. The purpose of the satellite is to provide mobile communication applications in S-band in five spot beams and C-band in one beam during its 10-year life span. This is also the first GSLV rocket launch after Director Sivan took over as Chairman of ISRO.
Topics: Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle • GSAT • GSAT-6A • In India • In spaceflight • Indian Space Research Organisation • INSAT-4E • Satellite launch failures • Satish Dhawan Space Centre • Space programme of India • Spacecraft • Spaceflight