India Launches its Navigation System 7th Satellite

       Published : Apr 28, 2016 15:28 IST    

India Launches its Navigation System 7th Satellite

ISRO today launched seventh satellite and last one for our own navigation system. It had accomplished the target of developing its own navigation system by successful launching of seven satellites. With the launch of IRNSS-IG, the seventh satellite placed in the orbit India’s navigation system goal was achieved.

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C33 carried IRNSS-IG satellite (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System) which was launched in Sriharikota Space Centre today noon at 12:50 pm. After 20 minutes PSLV-C33 placed IRNSS-IS in its orbit.

Other countries having its own navigation system includes US, China, Russia and the European Union.

The goal of IRNSS is to provide accurate information of the place to the users in India that extends about 1500 km from boundaries. It also helps in marine navigation, terrestrial navigation and many other services are integrated with is satellites.

On July 2013, ISRO launched the first satellite IRNSS- IA followed by IRNSS-1B (April 2014), IRNSS-1C (October 2014), IRNSS-1D (March 2015), IRNSS-1E (January 2016) and IRNSS-1F (March 2016).

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates all the scientists involved in the missions.

 

India Launches its Navigation System 7th Satellite


India Launches its Navigation System 7th Satellite


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