GSAT-6 Satellite successfully placed in orbital slot of 83 Degree East [ Current Affairs ]

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully positioned India’s latest communication satellite GSAT - 6 into its orbital slot. It was positioned in its orbital slot 83 Degree east after carrying out four point striking maneuvers.

  • It has been placed with other four communication satellites INSAT - 4A, IRNSS1C, GSAT 12 and GSAT 10.

About GSAT - 6

  • GSAT - 6 Satellite carries S - Band and C - Band transponders meant for public and tactical use.
  • It weighs 2117 kg and has a mission life of 9 years.
  • It has S - Band with Unfurlable Antenna (UFA) of 6m diameter.
  • It is the largest Antenna ever made by ISRO.
  • This Antenna is consumed for five spot beams over the Indian landmass to exploit the frequency reuse pattern and to increase frequency spectrum utilization efficiency in India.
  • GSAT - 6 is the 25th geostationary communication satellite of India and 12th in the GSAT series.

Function:

  • It will provide S - band multimedia communication and propagating services across the country.
  • C - Band is for intentional purpose and it will provide national security and law implementation agencies a secured satellite telephony services.
  • Background ISRO had successfully launched GSAT - 6 from an native cryogenic engine GSLV - D6 rocket from Sriharikota on 27 August 2015.
  • ISRO had performed succeeding orbit raising operation of the satellite and had positioned the UFA successfully after the launch.

- Published on: September 10, 2015