"Data available with us shows that we can restore the communication link with the satellite as it is alive," Sivan told IANS here.
Earlier in the day, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) admitted belatedly that it lost the crucial link with GSAT-6A, two days after it was launched on Thursday on board the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) from its spaceport in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
"The first two manoeuvres had worked as they were intended to but as the third manoeuvre was going to be fired, the satellite stopped responding.
"We are going through the data meticulously to establish a link with the satellite," said a confident Sivan.
Sivan, who took charge as the space agency's chief in January, however, said he was not aware if the mission to launch the 2,000kg GSAT-6A, which alone costed over Rs 2.4 billion, was insured.
"Our team at the MCF is continuously trying to establish the link," he said.
Complementing the GSAT-6 that was launched earlier in 2015, the GSAT-6A was to help provide the technologies for point-to-point communication.
"The functioning of GSAT-6 will remain as usual while we're trying to connect with the GSAT-6A," Sivan said.A
Only after the communication link is re-established, the satellite can be placed in its intended orbit.
With a life span of 10 years, the satellite was meant to provide platform for developing technologies that could be useful in satellite based mobile communication applications.