ISRO gears up for launch of communication satellite GSAT-6A on March 29

The satellite will provide a platform for developing technologies such as demonstration of 6m S-Band Unfurlable Antenna, handheld ground terminals and network management techniques.

ISRO gears up for launch of communication satellite GSAT-6A on March 29
Hoisting of Second (Liquid) Stage during Vehicle Integration. (Image courtesy: ISRO)

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to conclude this fiscal with the launch of GSAT-6A, a high power S-band communication satellite, scheduled for March 29.

The Indian rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08) will be responsible for pinning the satellite into orbit, the Indian space agency said on Friday.

GSAT-6A has a lifespan of approximately 10 years and is expected to take off from the second launch pad at the Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh at 4:56 pm IST.

ISRO said that the GSAT-6A was similar to the GSAT-6.

The satellite will provide a platform for developing technologies such as demonstration of 6m S-Band Unfurlable Antenna, handheld ground terminals and network management techniques. These are useful in satellite-based mobile communication applications.

ISRO Chairman K.Sivan had earlier told IANS that the GSAT-6A would be followed by the launch of navigation satellite which will be in the next fiscal.

In the union budget for 2018-19, the Department of Space has been tasked with three earth observation space crafts ready for launch; four Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) flights; one each of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MkII and Mk III.

(With IANS inputs)

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. You can find out more by clicking this link

Close