ISRO Success GSLV Mk-II successfully places GSAT-6A satellite in orbit

                 The Indian Space Research Organisation has launched GSLV Mk-II carrying 2,140kg communication satellite GSAT-6A from the second launch pad in SDSC at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh on 29 March 2018 (Thursday) at 4.56pm.

It Successfully placed in orbit and also set the ball rolling for its bigger missions in the future. The satellite will enhance communication services for the Indian military. It was the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle’s 12th flight and sixth with the indigenous cryogenic upper stage.

“This GSLV is not like any other vehicle. The importance of this mission is that we have enhanced the performance of the vehicle with an improved high thrust Vikas engine that has increased thrust by 6% thereby enhancing payload capability by 50%,” said the Isro chairman after the mission was declared a success.

“Isro has high profile launches with 10 missions planned for the next nine months. They include space science, communication, navigation, high resolution remote sensing and high bandwidth for communication. The highlight will be Chandrayaan-2,” he added.

Congratulating the team, Satish Dhawan Space Centre director P Kunhikrishnan said the mission had demonstrated the capability of GSLV as an operational launcher.

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