Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) D6 carrying GSAT-6 was launched from Sriharikota, earlier today 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.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, congratulated the scientists at the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of GSAT-6.

“Another day and another phenomenal accomplishment by our scientists. Congratulations ISRO for the successful launch of GSAT-6,” the Prime Minister said.

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