India’s own navigation satellite IRNSS-1G launched

The much awaited India’s own navigation satellite IRNSS-1G launched. The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System equipped with seven satellites and this would be able to provide better navigation system. All this can assure better accuracy and targeted position for people. 

IRNSS-1G launched from Sriharikota space station in Andhra Pradesh today. Launch of this navigation satellite system is a great achievement by ISRO scientists. An Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV launched country’s seventh and final navigation satellite, IRNSS-1G.

The PSLV-XL standing 44.4 metre tall and weighing 320 tonnes. IRNSS-1G has taken just over 20 minutes into the flight and the rocket would put IRNSS-1G into orbit at an altitude 497.8 km. IRNSS-1G is a part of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System.

IRNSS is a constellation of seven satellites. Other Six satellites are – IRNSS-1A, IRNSS-1B, IRNSS-1C, IRNSS-1D, IRNSS-1E and IRNSS-1F. The seventh satellite in the series is IRNSS-1G and this is weighing 1,425 kg has joined the other six today. This have life span is 12 years.Total cost of all the seven satellites was Rs 1,420 crore.

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