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ISRO launches IRNSS-1G from Sriharikota, India gets own navigational satellite system

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 28 April launched the PSLV-C33 from Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota island to place India's seventh and final navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1G, in orbit.

The launch of the four-stage Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) took place at 12:50 PM as scheduled from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

The 54-hour countdown for the launch of ISRO work horse began at 9.20AM on 26 April. The satellite, with a designed life span of 12 years, has two payloads for navigation and ranging.

Till date, ISRO has launched six regional navigational satellites (IRNSS-1A, 1B, 1C, ID, 1E and 1F) as part of a constellation of seven satellites to provide accurate position information service to users across the country and the region.

The IRNSS-1F was launched on the ISRO's trusted PSLV C32 on 10 March.

During the countdown, propellant filling operations would be taken up in the four-stage vehicle.

-ANI

First published: 28 April 2016, 9:25 IST
 
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