GSAT-6A to launched on board GSLV; on Thursday

need be recalled that the GSLV Mk II (F08) carrying GSAT-6A will take off from the second launch pad

The whole of the India as well as the international community will be keenly watching as the communication satellite GSAT-VI A is to be launched on Thursday aboard GSLV Mk-II rocket.

The Indian Space Research Organization has said that the countdown has already started for the launch.

ISRO sources informed that the the mission readiness review committee and launch authorization board cleared the 27-hour countdown activity.

It need be recalled that the GSLV Mk II (F08) carrying GSAT-6A will take off from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 4.56pm on Thursday.

It will also be XII flight of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle’s 12th flight and sixth flight with indigenous cryogenic stage.

GSAT-6A, weighing 2140kg, is a high power S-band communication satellite and its mission life is around decade.

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