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India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle is targeting liftoff from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on Thursday, March 29 with the GSAT-6A S-Band communications satellite to deliver mobile capacity for the government and armed forces. Hoping for its fifth success in a row since returning to flight in 2014, GSLV Mk.II will introduce a number of upgrades on Thursday's mission - its second stage is powered by a new version of India's Vikas engine and the Cryogenic Upper Stage will test out a new shutdown method when minimal propellant residuals are reached.

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Launch Date: March 29, 2018Launch Updates
Window Opening: 11:26 UTCGSLV Launch Vehicle Info
Launch Vehicle: GSLV MK.IIGSAT-6A Overview
Launch Site: SLP, Satish DhawanLaunch Profile
Ascent Mission: 17.75 MinutesPre-Launch Photos
Payload: GSAT-6A (2,140kg)Indian Archive
Target Orbit: 170 x 35,975 km; 20.63°