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ISRO successfully launches GPS satellite IRNSS-1G from Sriharikota

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

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

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

The 54-hour countdown for the launch of the ISRO work horse began at 9.20AM on Tuesday. The satellite, with a design 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.

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

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

-With agency inputs

First published: 28 April 2016, 1:42 IST