GSAT-6 to be launched on 27th August 2015

Q.  Which statement is/are correct about GSAT-6 satellite launched on 27th Aug’15?
- Published on 01 Aug 15

a. It is the communication satellite
b. The satellite launched by the Polar Synchronous Lunar Vehicle PSLV-D6
c. Launched from Chandipur, Odisha
d. This version is capable of launching satellites weighing up to two tonnes into geostationary orbits
e. Both A and D

ANSWER: Both A and D
The Indian Space Research Organization ISRO on 27th Aug’15 successfully launched the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-D6 and injected the communication satellite GSAT-6 into its intended transfer orbit. It injected the satellite carrying S-Band transponders meant for strategic purposes within 17 minutes and four seconds in the intended geosynchronous transfer orbit.

The mission life of the satellite GSAT-6 weighing 2117 kg is nine years. This is the second continuous successful GSLV mission using India’s own cryogenic engine, out of the three development flights held so far using it.

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