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Isro to launch of GSAT-6A on March 29, 27-hour countdown begins

The GSAT-6A satellite is expected to be put into orbit 17 minutes after being launched



T E Narasimhan Chennai
The 27-hour countdown to the launch of Isro's Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) carrying India's communication satellite GSAT-6A started at 1.56 pm on Wednesday. 

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) said that Mission Readiness Review (MRR) committee and Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the 27-hour countdown activities, starting at 13:56 hours on Wednesday, and the launch of GSLV-F08/GSAT-6A at 16:56 hours IST on Thursday.

This will be the 12th flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and the sixth one with the Indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage.

The 415.6-tonne GSLV rocket, measuring 49.1 metres in height, is expected to take off

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First Published: Mar 28 2018 | 11:50 PM IST

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