ISRO's GSAT-6 satellite launch scheduled for August 27text_fields
Bengaluru: The launch of Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) D6 carrying India's latest communication satellite GSAT-6 is scheduled for August 27, Indian Space Research Organisation said Wednesday.
The launch of GSLV-D6 carrying GSAT-6 is scheduled at 1652 hours from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, ISRO said.
ISRO chairman A S Kiran Kumar had earlier said that the satellite would be for strategic application.
"It will give you a capability with very small hand held device to communicate, so like a small mobile you can communicate directly through the satellite to any other part, because the antenna size is very large, so it has got a signal grasping power much larger," he had said.
K Sivan, Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, had said that cost of the 2.5 tonne vehicle would be around Rs 250 crore, adding that the launch of GSAT 6 is expected to give a huge impetus in the field of communication sector in the country.