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Thursday, March 27, 2014

ISRO Ready To Launch Its Second Navigational Satellite

The ISRO is ready to launch its second navigational satellite on 4th April from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

The satellite is badged with Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1B (IRNSS-1B) using its PSLV rocket.

The director of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR M Y S Prasad said that the satellite is now fully integrated with the rocket and the test for the full vehicle is being carried out.

Prasad said that rehearsal for the launch would be held on 29th March and the 53 hours countdown for the launch will start from 2nd April. He also said that the rocket carrying the satellite will blast off on 4th April at 5:14 PM. The IRNSS-1B satellite weighs 1432 kg.

With a life span of ten years the satellite will be part of the seven satellites by IRNSS which launched its first navigational satellite IRNSS-1A on July 2013.

It has been designed to provide accurate navigation information service to users in India and up to 1,500 km from India’s border line. It is similar to the well known navigation services provided throughout the world like the GPS of the US, Glonass of Russia, Beidou of China,  Quasi Zenith Satellite System of Japan and Galileo of Europe.

This system will be used for the purpose of aerial, terrestrial and marine navigation. It would be also useful in vehicle tracking and fleet management, integration with mobile phones, disaster management, mapping and geodetic data capture and others.



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