GSAT-6 satellite orbit raised second time

 The Indian space agency on Saturday said it has raised the orbit of its military communication satellite GSAT-6 successfully for a second time.

GSAT-6 satellite orbit raised second time

Chennai: The Indian space agency on Saturday said it has raised the orbit of its military communication satellite GSAT-6 successfully for a second time.

According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), the second orbit raising operation of GSAT-6 satellite was successfully completed by firing the on-board motors for around 44 minutes on Saturday.

The first orbit raising operation completed on Friday by firing the on-board motors for around 56 minutes.

The satellite was launched by India's heavy rocket geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle-Mark II (GSLV) and put into geo transfer orbit (GTO) on Thursday.

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