ISRO launches first dedicated navigation satellite

PSLV - C22 successfully launches India's first dedicated navigational satellite IRNSS-1A from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota

ISRO has successfully launched on Monday, its first dedicated navigation satellite using the Polar satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) which blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 11:41 pm on Monday.

Developed by India, the IRNSS-1A, the first of the seven satellites constituting the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) space segment, has a mission life of 10 years.  It is designed to provide accurate position information service to users in the country as well as the region extending up to 1,500 km from its boundary, which is its primary service area. The IRNSS constitutes of 3 satellites in Geo stationary orbit and four in geo synchronous orbit. 
 IRNSS will be on lines with Russia's Global Orbiting Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS), United States' Global Positioning System (GPS), European Union's Galileo (GNSS), China's BeiDou satellite navigation system and the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System.     

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