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GSLV rocket carrying communication satellite lifts off


Press Trust of India Sriharikota (AP)
ISRO's GSLV rocket carrying the country's communications satellite GSAT-6A lifted off from the spaceport here today.
The GSLV-F08 rocket saddled with the passenger satellite in its payload fairing blasted off from the second launch pad at 4.56 pm.
Leaving behind plumes of smoke, the 49.1 metre tall GSLV soared majestically into clear skies, carrying the 2,140 kg GSAT-6A satellite to be injected into a geostationary orbit at a height of about 36,000 km.

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First Published: Mar 29 2018 | 5:10 PM IST

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