ISRO loses contact with GSAT-6A communication satellite

  • ISRO loses contact with GSAT-6A communication satellite
01-04-2018 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said it has lost contact with the GSAT-6A communication satellite on Sunday. ISRO launched the GSLV-F08 carrying the GSAT-6A communication satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota on Thursday. 

The contact was lost after the ground control centre tried to initiate the third and the final firing of the on-board engine.

According to ISRO, the connection was lost after the second orbit raising operation of GSAT-6A satellite was successfully carried out by the Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) Engine firing for about 53 minutes on March 31.

ISRO said efforts are underway to establish the link with the satellite.

The satellite was specially designed to provide mobile communication to India through multi-beam coverage facility.

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