India launches strategic communication satellite GSAT-6A from Sriharikota

India launches strategic communication satellite GSAT-6A from Sriharikota
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NEW DELHI:Indian Space Research Organisation’s GSLV rocket carrying strategic communication satellite GSAT-6A lifted off from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, on Thursday.

The GSLV-F08 rocket saddled with the passenger satellite in its payload fairing blasted off from the second launch pad at 4.56 pm

According to ISRO, the GSAT-6A is a high power S-band communication satellite built on I-2K satellite bus with a mission life of about 10 years. APP/AFP

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