ISRO’s GSAT-6 communication satellite successfully placed in GTO [ Current Affairs ]
Communication satellite GSAT - 6 has been placed successfully into its Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO) by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). It was launched by Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) -D6 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta.
About GSAT - 6 satellite
- GSAT - 6 satellite was carrying S - Band and C - Band transponders meant for public and strategic purposes.
- The C - band communication satellites typically have 2 radio transponders spread out 20 MHz but it has adjacent transponders on opposite divisions.
- The satellite is having S - Band Unfurlable Antenna of 6 m diameter. This is the largest antenna ever made by ISRO for a satellite.
- GSAT - 6 satellite will be organized in gathering of India’s GSAT communication satellites.
- It is the weight of 2, 117 kg and it has nine years mission life.
- It is launched to provide S - band communication services across the country.
About GSLV - D6
- GSLV - D6 is a rocket which is of three - stage heavy weight with natural made Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS).
- CUS provides more thrust to rocket for every kilogram of propellant it burns compared to earlier solid and earth - storable liquid propellant rocket stages.
- This was the overall 9th aerospace of the GSLV and marks the second successful GSLV launch using an original cryogenic engine.
- Published on: August 31, 2015