Trying to re-establish link with most powerful communication satellite: India’s space agency

Vastavam web: India’s space agency said on Monday it was trying to re-establish a link with its most powerful communication satellite that went missing over the weekend, in a setback for its space ambitions.Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said the link with the satellite was lost in the third and final stage of its launch, but it did not specify the possible cause of the snag.“Efforts are underway to establish the link with the satellite,” ISRO said on its website.

The GSAT-6A is an advanced mobile communications satellite with a six-meter wide antenna, the biggest used by an ISRO communication satellite.Once located, the agency should be able to command and take the satellite to its final orbit.If not, the satellite would come down and burn out like any other, an agency official said.