ISRO launches military communication satellite GSAT-6


ISRO has successfully launched India’s latest communication satellite GSAT-6 at Sriharikota on Thursday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its 25th home-made communications satellite using the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV).

This satellite was mired in controversy as it was originally part of the infamous Antrix-Devas agreement. The Indian government scraped the deal and the matter went to an international arbitration.

Also Read:  A day after Odd-Even Scheme trial ends, Delhi witnesses traffic jams

GSAT-6 is a special military communications satellite. It has been launched using the GSLV rocket which is powered by an Indian-made cryogenic engine.

Congress advt 2

The ISRO chairman said “GSAT-6 carries one of the largest antennas we have built, a 6 meter diameter antenna, the prime purpose is to make sure that communication can happen with smaller and smaller hand held devices whether it is for data, video or voice. The users for this will be the strategic sector as it gives a tremendous opportunity for using very small handheld devices in the remotest places.”

Also Read:  PM Modi congratulates ISRO on successful launch of satellites

The 2,117 kg Indian-made satellite carries a very special giant antenna which will open up in space like an umbrella. The large antennae will help India’s strategic forces to communicate with each other on secure lines using special small hand held devices.

Also Read:  Bangalore artist creates crocodile pond to protest against poor civic facilities


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here