In Photos: India's GSLV Rocket Launches GSAT-6A Communications Satellite

Going the Distance


In the distance the Umbilical Tower of the Second Launch Pad awaits the arrival of the GSLV-F08 vehicle as it travels on the Mobile Launch Pedestal.

All the Parts


The GSLV-F08 serves as background to the Umbilical Tower of the Second Launch Pad.



The GSLV-F08 emerges from the Vehicle Assembly Building aboard the Mobile Launch Vehicle.

All Together


In the Vehicle Assembly Building, the GSLV-F08/GSAT-6A is fully integrated on its launch vehicle

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Christine Lunsford
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Christine Lunsford joined the team in 2010 as a freelance producer and later became a contributing writer, covering astrophotography images, astronomy photos and amazing space galleries and more. During her more than 10 years with, oversaw the site's monthly skywatching updates and produced overnight features and stories on the latest space discoveries. She enjoys learning about subjects of all kinds.