GSAT-6 Successfully Positioned in Orbital Slot

Published: 06th September 2015 10:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th September 2015 10:04 PM   |  A+A-


Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV D6 carrying GSAT-6 lifts off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota Andhra Pradesh on Thursday | PTI


NEW DELHI: India's latest communication satellite GSAT-6 successfully positioned in its orbital slot.

Indian Space Research Organization, ISRO, said the positioning took place this morning after carrying out four drift arresting maneuvers.

ISRO had successfully launched GSAT-6, having an indigenous cryogenic engine, on-board GSLV-D6 rocket from the spaceport at Sriharikota on 27th of last month. After the launch, ISRO had performed successive orbit raising operation of the satellite. The mission life of the satellite is nine years.

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