ISRO Launched Communication Satellite GSAT-6A

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Chennai: ISRO’s GSLV rocket carrying strategic communication satellite GSAT-6A lifted off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, on Thursday.

The GSLV-F08 rocket saddled with the passenger satellite in its payload fairing blasted off from the second launch pad at 4.56 pm

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According to ISRO, the GSAT-6A is a high power S-band communication satellite built on I-2K satellite bus with a mission life of about 10 years. The satellite will be put into orbit around 17 minutes after the GSLV-F08 rocket lifts off.

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