Sriharikota: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday successfully launched the PSLV-C33 to place India’s seventh and final navigation satellite IRNSS-1G in the orbit from Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota island.
The launch of the four-stage Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) took place at 12:50 pm, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated the ISRO team for the successful launch of the navigation satellite IRNSS-1G. PM Modi expressed his views by saying, “we will determine our own way powered by our technology with this successful launch. Through space science, lives of people can be transformed.”
The 54-hour countdown for the launch of ISRO work horse had begun at 9.20 a.m. on Tuesday. The satellite with a design life span of 12 years has two payloads for navigation and ranging.
Till date, ISRO 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.
IRNSS-1F was launched on the ISRO’s trusted PSLV C32 on March 10.
During the countdown, propellant filling operations were taken up in the four-stage vehicle.
First Published | 28 April 2016 1:14 PM
Web Title: ISRO successfully launches seventh navigation satellite IRNSS-1G
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