GSLV-F08 in its 12th flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and Sixth flight with indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage successfully launched the GSAT-6A payload at 16:56 Hrs (IST) into a precise orbit. The Launch of GSLV-F08 carried GSAT-6A satellite from the Second Launch Pad (SLP) in Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

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ISRO sources said they will be validating systems including high thrust Vikas engine, which may eventually be used during the launch of Chandrayaan-2. The improved engine, which powers the second stage of the launch vehicle, will be able to carry more weight adding another 70kg to its payload capability, said officials.

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