ISRO says it has lost contact with its communications satellite GSAT-6A

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: Apr 01, 2018, 02:42 PM IST
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ISRO has said that it has lost communictions links with its GSAT-6A satellite. 

The GSAT-6A had been launched on board the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) on Thursday. 

The launch vehicle had deposited the satellite in transfer orbit on March 29. It was to be placed in final orbit today. .

"After the successful long-duration firings, the communication from the satellite was lost when it (satellite) was on course for the final firing (to place the satellite in its final geostationary orbit), scheduled for April 1 (Sunday)," ISRO said in a statement. 

It added that efforts are on to re-establish links with the satellite. 

Only after re-establishing communications links with the satellite can it be put in final orbit.