ISRO Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Communication Satellite

ISRO Successfully Launches GSAT-6A Communication Satellite

The GSLV-F08 rocket carrying GSAT-6A satellite.

India on Thursday successfully launched the GSAT-6A satellite that would provide mobile communication facilities, using its heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F08), in a copybook style.

The GSLV-MkII rocket slung the satellite in a geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) from where it would be taken up to its final geostationary orbit by three orbit raising manoeuvres.

ISRO’s scientists at the mission control centre were visibly happy, slapping each others’ backs and hugging each other once the rocket ejected the satellite into the intended orbit.

Precisely at 4.56pm, the GSLV rocket ascended into the sky from the second launch pad here at Satish Dhawan Space Centre and the 49.1-metre tall rocket, weighing 415.6 tonnes, slung the two-tonne satellite into the intended orbit 17.46 minutes into its flight.

The purpose of the satellite is to provide mobile communication applications in S-band in five spot beams and C-band in one beam during its 10-year lifespan.

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said that the GSAT-6A was similar to the GSAT-6 put into orbit in 2015.

The GSLV is a three stage/engine rocket. The core of first stage is fired with solid fuel while the four strap-on motors by liquid fuel. The second stage is the liquid fuel-propelled and the third is the cryogenic engine.

According to ISRO, two improvements – induction of high-thrust Vikas engine and electromechanical actuation system – have been made in the rocket’s second stage this time around.

One of the crucial rocket engines is the cryogenic engine, designed and developed by ISRO, and more efficient than the other two variants as it provides more thrust for every kilogram of propellant burnt.

With this successful launch, India established the performance of its GSLV-MkII rocket which in future may fetch orders from third parties for launching their satellites.

India puts into orbit foreign satellites for a fee using its lighter rocket – the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) as their weight is not much.

Revenue for launching satellites depends on the weight of the satellite – higher the weight, higher will be the revenue.

According to the latest Economic Survey, foreign exchange earnings of India from export of satellite launch services increased noticeably in 2015-16 and 2016-17 to Rs. 394 crores and Rs. 275 crores from Rs 149 crores in 2014-15.

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India Successfully Test-Fires Agni-5 Ballistic Missile: All You Need To Know

India Successfully Test-Fires Agni-5 Ballistic Missile: All You Need To Know

ICBM Agni-V is most advanced missile in the Agni series.

India successfully test-fired nuclear capable surface-to-surface Agni-5 Ballistic Missiletoday, boosting indigenous missile capabilities and deterrence strength of the country. Agni-5 is the most advanced missile in the Agni series with a strike range of over 5,000 kilometres. Agni-5 was test-fired at about 9:54 am from launch pad number 4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Abdul Kalam Island, earlier known as Wheeler Island, off Odisha coast. During the test-fire, the sophisticated missile travelled for 19 minutes and covered 4,900 km. With the first testing of Agni-5, India had become a part of the super-exclusive club of countries with ICBMs or inter-continental ballistic missiles in 2012.
Here are 10 Facts about Agni-V Ballistic Missile:
  1. Agni-5 is most advanced missile in the Agni series with new technologies incorporated in it in terms of navigation and guidance, warhead and engine. It has a range of over 5,000 km.
  2. The redundant Navigation systems, very high accuracy Ring Laser Gyro based Inertial Navigation System (RINS) and the most modern and accurate Micro Navigation System (MINS) had ensured the missile reached the target point within few metres of accuracy, said an official of Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO).
  3. After four successful developmental trials, this was the first user associate test of Agni-5 missile, sources said.
  4. Agni-5 missile has a high speed on-board computer and fault tolerant software along with robust and reliable bus. Its path is precisely directed by the advanced on-board computer and inertial navigation system.
  5. The three-stage, 17-metre tall, two-metre wide Agni-5 missile is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead of about 1.5 tonnes.
  6. The missile so programmed that after reaching the peak of its trajectory it will turn towards Earth to continue its journey towards the intended target with an increased speed due to the attraction of the earth s gravitational pull, DRDO official said.
  7. The first two successful flights of Agni-5 missile in 2012 and 2013 were in open configuration. Agni-5 has higher reliability, longer shelf life, less maintenance and enhanced mobility.
  8. At present, Agni series missiles that India has in its armoury are: Agni-1 with 700 km range, Agni-2 with 2,000 km range, Agni-3 and Agni-4 with 2,500 km to more than 3,500 km range.
  9. The first test of Agni-5 was conducted on April 19, 2012, the second on September 15, 2013, the third on January 31, 2015 and fourth trial on December 26, 2016 from the same base.
  10. With testing of Agni-5, India had become a part of the super-exclusive club of countries with ICBMs or inter-continental ballistic missiles after US, Britain, Russia, China and France.

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Nearly seventy percent of customers admit that they check out reviews online before committing to a purchase. So it’s up to you to manage your online reputation. People are checking out Yelp, Angie’s List, Google reviews and Yahoo Local Listing for information. And from time to time, you will get a negative review.

But that is no reason to panic. An occasional negative review will actually make your profile look more real. When a customer takes the time to give you a not-so-flattering review, that is your opportunity to do one of four things:

  • You want to respond to a negative review online. As a matter of fact, you want to be responding to both positive and negative reviews. You should contact that customer directly. The only way you can fix a problem is if you get all the information and respond in a way that makes your customer feel valued.
  • Offer a free coupon, discount or free service. And then ask that customer to post a second review about how you responded to their first one.
  • Redouble your efforts. Make sure that you get positive reviews from all of your happy customers within 7 – 10 days of someone doing business with you. They should get an email from you telling them how they can give you a review.
  • Give them the opportunity to give you a review on your website. It may keep them from going out to one of these big national review sites and giving you a black eye if they have an opportunity to give you their feedback right on your own website.

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How to Turn Around a Bad Review Online Successfully

how to turn around a bad review

Nearly seventy percent of customers admit that they check out reviews online before committing to a purchase. So it’s up to you to manage your online reputation. People are checking out Yelp, Angie’s List, Google reviews and Yahoo Local Listing for information. And from time to time, you will get a negative review.

But that is no reason to panic. An occasional negative review will actually make your profile look more real. When a customer takes the time to give you a not-so-flattering review, that is your opportunity to do one of four things:

  • You want to respond to a negative review online. As a matter of fact, you want to be responding to both positive and negative reviews. You should contact that customer directly. The only way you can fix a problem is if you get all the information and respond in a way that makes your customer feel valued.
  • Offer a free coupon, discount or free service. And then ask that customer to post a second review about how you responded to their first one.
  • Redouble your efforts. Make sure that you get positive reviews from all of your happy customers within 7 – 10 days of someone doing business with you. They should get an email from you telling them how they can give you a review.
  • Give them the opportunity to give you a review on your website. It may keep them from going out to one of these big national review sites and giving you a black eye if they have an opportunity to give you their feedback right on your own website.

Computer Photo via Shutterstock

More in: Nextiva, Publisher Channel Content

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