ISRO’s GSAT-6A Communication Satellite To be Launched Today: Well, the very great news is coming out from the ISRO’s Chennai’s station where a 27-hour countdown began on Wednesday for the launch of Isro’s GSLV-F08 mission carrying the GSAT-6A communication satellite. The exact location of the launch will be on spaceport of Sriharikota, about 110 km from Chennai.This is really great news because it is one of the most awaited missions for India.
As per the official reports, the countdown is on, and the launch will take place tomorrow starting at 13.56 hours following clearance from the Mission Readiness Review committee and Launch Authorisation Board, Isro said. Sources are saying that the launch of GSLV-F08, planned from the Second Launch Pad in Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota at 16.56 hours tomorrow marks the 12th flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F08 and sixth flight with the indigenous Cryogenic upper stage.
Also, the sources are claiming that whole world will be watching us tomorrow as usual. GSAT-6A is similar to GSAT-6, a high power S-band communication satellite built on I-2K satellite bus with a mission life of about ten years. A key feature of the satellite is providing mobile communication to India through multibeam coverage facility.
Even, this satellite will also provide a platform for developing technologies such as demonstration of 6 m S-Band Unfurlable Antenna, handheld ground terminals and network management techniques. These all would be very useful in satellite-based mobile communication applications. Also, GSLV-F08, weighing 415.6 tonnes with a height of 49.1 meters comes with notable improvements like induction of High Thrust Vikas Engine.