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Facts about GSAT – 6A

Facts about GSAT – 6A

Today the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is going to launch GSAT-6A from Sriharikota at 4:56 pm.

This is its latest high power S-band communication satellite.

Here are some important things to know about GSAT – 6A:

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  • GSAT – 6A is the second S-band communications satellite.
  • The main purpose of this satellite is to provide a platform for developing technologies like management techniques.
  • These techniques are useful especially in satellite-based mobile communication applications.
  • This satellites helps in improving mobile communication in the country through multi-beam coverage facility.
  • The satellite also helps demonstrate the ‘unfurlable antenna’.
  • This six-meter-wide antenna appears like an umbrella.
  • After putting the GSAT-6A satellite into orbit, this antenna will be ‘unfurled’.
  • This antenna is three times broader than normal antennas generally used by ISRO.
  • This antenna is specifically designed for the mission and allows mobile communications from anywhere through hand-held ground terminals.
  • It is also useful in military operations.
  • S-band is useful for weather radars, surface ship radar, and other communications satellites.
  • The satellite has a weight of 2-tonne and its cost is estimated at ₹270 crores.
  • The lifespan of the mission is approximately 10 years.
  • The overall size of the satellite is 1.53m X 1.65 m X 2.4 m.
  • ISRO’s GSLV-F08 rocket is used to launch this satellite. The height of the rocket is 49.1 metres and the weight is 415.6 tonnes.
GSAT – 6A

Facts about GSAT – 6A

  • The launching of GSAT – 6A will be done in three stages.
  • The initial or first stage will comprise of two propellants – Earth storable liquid propellants and Composite solid propellant.
  • The second stage will have Earth storable liquid propellants.
  • The last or third stage will comprise of Cryogenic propellants.
  • The estimated time to put the GSAT-6A satellite in orbit is 17 minutes and 46.50 seconds.

 

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