ISRO performs first orbit raising operation of GSAT-6

After successful launch of GSAT-6, the country’s latest communication satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday said it has performed the first orbit raising of the satellite.

“First orbit raising operation of GSAT-6 was successfully completed by firing the Apogee Motor for 3385 seconds at 08:35 hrs IST on August 28,” ISRO said.

Realised orbit is 8,408 km (perigee height) by 35,708 km (apogee height) with an inclination of 7.5 degree and an orbital period of 13 hours, 15 minutes and 24 sec, it said.

The ISRO on Thursday had successfully launched GSAT-6, having an indigenous cryogenic engine, onboard the GSLV-D6 rocket from the spaceport at Sriharikota.

Source: The Hindu

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