GSAT-6 successfully positioned in geo-stationary orbit


Country’s latest communication satellite, GSAT-6, successfully positioned in its final circular geo-stationary orbit of 83 degrees East around the earth; it was launched on 27th of August through indigenous GSLV cryogenic rocket.

GSAT-6, the country’s latest communication satellite has been successfully positioned in its orbital slot, the Indian Space Research Organization said on Sunday.

ISRO had successfully launched GSAT-6, having an indigenous cryogenic engine, on-board GSLV-D6 rocket from the spaceport at Sriharikota on August 27.

After the launch ISRO had performed successive orbit raising operation of the satellite and had also deployed the Unfurl able antenna (UFA) successfully.

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

It provides communication through five spot beams in S-band and a national beam in C-band for strategic users.

One of the advanced features of the satellite is its S-Band Unfurlable Antenna of 6m diameter.

This is the largest satellite antenna realized by ISRO.

This antenna is utilized for five spot beams over the Indian mainland.

The beams exploit the frequency reuse scheme to increase frequency spectrum utilization efficiency, ISRO said.

The mission life of the satellite is nine years, ISRO had said.

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