Indian Space Research Organisation have completed his 43rd mission of PSLV after the successful launching of the IRNSS-1. With the launching of the IRNSS-1, India will soon fulfil its need for the satellite-based navigation system like the developed countries Russia and US.
Dr K Sivan, ISRO chairman said after the launch that, “I am extremely happy to announce that the 8th navigation satellite of India was launched successfully into the NAVIC constellation. We are moving towards a major goal. This NAVIC constellation will create history”.
IRNSS-1 is a 1,425 Kg satellite developed by the Bengaluru based Alpha Design Technologies in collaboration with ISRO. It is a replacement of IRNSS 1H which had faced an unsuccessful launching on August 31, 2017 as the rocket failed and was never placed in the orbit.
IRNSS-1 which stands for Indian Regional Navigation Satellite is also operated with the name of NAVIC, an acronym for Navigation with Indian Constellation. Its successful launching will prove a mile stone to create India’s own navigation system like GPS owned by US.
Last week, GSAST 6A satellite was launched which proves to be a failure due to heavyweight but a relatively lightweight IRNSS 1 with a different power system.