ISRO’s GSAT-6A launch today: the crucial step for armed forces and moon mission: The 27-hour countdown for the flight of ISRO’s communication satellite GSAT-6A is seeing progress somehow, stated by an official of the space agency. The countdown for the rocket launch began at 1:56 pm on Wednesday and is progressing well. For the duration of the countdown, the rocket is going to be fuelled up and its systems are all set to get checked too.
This was firstly set to be blast off at 4:56 pm from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, on this Thursday reportedly.
The GSLV rocket weighs around 415.6 tonnes and measures 49.1 metre tall.
The GSAT-6A satellite can be also put into orbit around 17 minutes post the rocket’s lift off.
As per the ISRO, two improvements have been declaring this as the second stage of rocket — the introduction of high thrust Vikas engine and an electromechanical actuation system in leaves of an electro-hydraulic actuation system.
The GSAT-6A, is very akin to the GSAT-6, is a high power S-band communication satellite built on I-2K satellite bus with an undertaking and mission in the life of concerning around 10 years.
A main feature of the satellite is to offer mobile communication to India from beginning to end multi beam coverage facility.
The satellite can also provide a platform which will be having developing technology, which includes, demonstration of 6 m S-Band Unfurlable Antenna, handheld ground terminals and network management techniques which can be useful for the satellite-based mobile communication applications.
The start on marks the 12th flight of the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F08 and this can be the sixth flight with original and its own Cryogenic upper stage.
On the last yesterday, this was the launch of ISRO’s GSLV-F08 mission carrying the GSAT-6A communication satellite from the space port of Sriharikota, about 110 km from Chennai.