The 29-hour countdown for the launch of India’s heavy rocket geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle-D6 (GSLV-D6) carrying communication satellite GSAT-6 with strategic use began at 11.52 a.m. on Wednesday at Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh, officials said. Also Read - Starlink satellite broadband service faces challenge in India, Elon Musk led company questionedAlso Read - Today's Google doodle is all about India's 'satellite man': Here's all you need to know
According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) officials, the countdown began as scheduled. On Monday, ISRO’s Mission Readiness Review Committee and the Launch Authorisation Board (LAB) have cleared the launch on Thursday evening. Also Read - ISRO joins hands with MapmyIndia to develop a Google Maps rival
The communication satellite will be launched with ISRO’s heavier rocket GSLV.