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ISRO launches IRNSS 1F on PSLV C32; lift off normal

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:52 IST

ISRO has launched the IRNSS 1F satellite on PSLV C32. ISRO tweeted that the lift off was normal.

The launch took place at 4:00 pm, exactly at the scheduled time, with the separation taking place at 4:06 pm. The satellite took off at a speed of 309 km/sec.

IRNSS-1F is India's sixth navigation satellite which was launched on the trusted Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C32 in orbit from the spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

RNSS-1F is the sixth navigation satellite in the IRNSS space system, which comprises seven satellites.

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

The first satellite, IRNSS-1A, was launched in July 2013, the second IRNSS-1B in April 2014, the third on October 2014, the fourth in March 2015, and the fifth in January this year.

The seventh satellite IRNSS-1G is expected to be launched in the second half of 2016.

First published: 10 March 2016, 4:18 IST