India successfully launches GSAT-6A communication satellite


ISRO successfully launched the GSLV-F08 carrying the GSAT6A communication satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Today’s launch adds another feather in ISRO’s cap as it is mastering the technique of making home-made communication satellites. The GSAT-6A satellite will be put into orbit around 17 minutes after the rocket’s liftoff. 

GSLV Mk II (F08) carrying GSAT-6A took off from the second launch pad in Sriharikota. Today’s launch marked its 12th flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F08 and sixth flight with the indigenous Cryogenic upper stage. 
Static/Current Takeaways Important for NABARD Grade-A Exam 2018-
  • Dr. K Sivan is Chairman of ISRO.
  • ISRO stands for Indian Space Research Organization.
  • Headquarters of ISRO– Bengaluru.
Source- The Economic Times