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Video: ISRO launches 25th geostationary communication satellite GSAT-6

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:57 IST

GSLV-D6 rocket carrying India's latest communication satellite GSAT-6, today, lifted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

GSAT-6 is India's 25th geostationary communication satellite built by ISRO and 12th in the GSAT series.

In a statement, ISRO said, GSAT-6 provides communication through five spot beams in S-band and a national beam in C-band for strategic users.

Watch launch video here:

This is the third time the indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS) is being carried on-board during a GSLV flight.

GSLV-D6 flight is significant since it intends to continue the testing of CUS. GSLV is designed to inject 2 ton class of communication satellites into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

First published: 27 August 2015, 5:17 IST
 
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