India successfully positioned its latest communication satellite GSAT-6 in its orbital slot on Sunday, more than 10 days after launching it into space.
“GSAT-6 has been successfully positioned in its orbital slot of 83 Deg E and collocated with INSAT 4A, GSAT 12, GSAT 10 and IRNSS1C today (Sunday) morning, after carrying out four drift arresting maneuvers,” the state-owned Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) said.
The home-made satellite was launched by ISRO on board a rocket from the southern spaceport of Sriharikota on Aug. 27.
It is India’s 25th geostationary communication satellite and 12th in the GSAT series, which provides communication through five spot beams in S-band and a national beam in C-band. The shelf life of the satellite is estimated to be nine years.