ISRO loses contact with GSAT-6A

On 29th March, 2018 the Indian Space Research Organisation(ISRO) successfully launched the the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

The 2,140-kg satellite, costs around Rs. 270 crores, was expected to be useful for security forces stationed in remote areas of the country as it will be able to send and receive signals from hand-held devices. The rocket also has also a new engine that ISRO hopes to use for its Moon mission.

But however The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has lost contact with the satellite which is one of India’s biggest communication satellites with military applications. Almost after 48 hours after its launch the official website announced that the agency lost contact with the satellite.

Reports say that the second orbit raising went well around 10am but however after a few minutes the communication was lost.