ISRO’s GSLV-D6 successfully places GSAT-6 in orbit​


Sriharikota : ISRO’s Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-D6)​ with indigenous cryo engine has successfully placed GSAT-6 in transfer orbit. GSLV-D6 lifted off from Sriharikota spaceport at 4.52 pm as scheduled on Thursday carrying communication satellite GSAT-6.

This was the ninth flight of the GSLV and the third development flight using a cryogenic engine.

The 29-hour countdown for this launch began at 11.52 am on Wednesday after the Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) cleared the starting of the countdown.

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