IRNSS-1D India’s Fourth Navigation (GPS) Satellite is about to launch soon

India finally launches the satellite IRNSS-1D from the workhouse PSLV-C27 at Sriharikota. It is India’s own rocket and nation’s fourth navigation satellite. Weight of IRNSS is around 1,425 kg which launched from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, 90 km from Chennai. It would make India’s own navigation or GPS system stronger. IRNSS-1D was scheduled to launch on 9th March but an anomaly in a telemetry transmitter caused the delay.

ISRO planned seven GPS satellites to launch for India’s navigation system and Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) [1D] is the fourth one of series. The other rockets are currently under development. ISRO targeted to complete the fourth GPS satellite of India by 2015, which cost Rs. 1,420 crore approx. India’s own navigation region will be extended upto 1,500 km from its present boundary.

IRNSS India’s own GPS, Navigation Satellite

IRNSS would mainly target the region of South Asia and the scientist claimed that after this successful launch it will be able to provide more accurate position to the GPS users of the country.


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Meanwhile, Kiran Kumar is appointed as the new Chairman of ISRO. India’s very own GPS satellite also includes marine and terrestrial navigation. Moreover, IRNSS-1D will provide fleet management, vehicle tracking, navigation aide to the hikers, voice and visual both navigation system to the drivers and most importantly disaster management.

It is a series of seven satellites and four of the has already been launched successfully by India. The very first GPS satellite of INRSS series was launched on 1st July 2013 and the other two were put into the orbit on 4th April and 16th October, 2014, named IRNSS-1A, IRNSS-1B and IRNSS-1C.

After the proud moment of Mars Orbiter this is indeed a proud moment for India and certainly for ISRO. IRNSS-1D, India’s fourth and own navigation satellite will be put into Geosynchronous orbit and it will prove both services-Standard Positioning Service and Restricted Service. tandard Positioning Service of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) can be used by all users.

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