Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) D6 carrying GSAT-6 satellite was launched from Sriharikota, on Thursday at 4:52 p.m.
The launch of GSLV D6 carrying GSAT-6 was from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at the spaceport of Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
GSLV-D6 is the ninth flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV). It is also the fifth developmental flight of GSLV. This is the third time the indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS) is being carried on-board during a GSLV flight.
GSLV-D6 flight is significant since it intends to continue the testing of CUS. GSLV is designed to inject 2 ton class of communication satellites into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).