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 - ISRO to launch Geo Imaging Satellite with GSLV-F10 on March 5Also Read - Xiaomi teams up with ISRO and Qualcomm to bring NavIC technology to Redmi smartphones
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 - Xiaomi, Realme to launch phones with India's own NavIC GPS tech
The communication satellite will be launched with ISRO’s heavier rocket GSLV.