India places IRNSS-1G into orbit, completes own navigational satellite system

CHE483164-satNNAI: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday successfully put its seventh and last satellite of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) constellation, IRNSS-1G into the orbit.
The IRNSS-1G, on board PSLV-C33, was successfully launched from first launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota at 12.50 p.m. today.Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS): 10 things you must know!
The 51.5 hour countdown to the launch of PSLV-C33/IRNSS-1G mission began at 09:20 hr IST on Tuesday, April 26, 2016.Just over 20 minutes into the flight, the rocket would put the 1,425-kg IRNSS-1G satellite into orbit at an altitude of 497.8 km.

The satellite with a design life span of 12 years has two payloads for navigation and ranging.Apart from the civilian usage, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System comprising seven satellites will be used for defence purposes as well.
Till date, India 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, extending up to an area of 1,500 km.
With this, India now joins the elite group of countries which have their own navigation system technology to cater to the mammoth navigational needs.

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