India put another navigation satellite into orbit to improve accuracy of GPS!

India has effectively accomplished the satellite launch needed to restructure its Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The successful launch of the satellite into space will serve both military and civilian requirements.

India completely understands that satellite navigation services have become an implicit supply for all manner of applications, but that relying on any more nations’ network is burdened with danger in the period war or other disputes. Like Russia, China, and the European Union, India too has therefore decided that it needs a satnav system of its own.

The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), also termed as NavIC-Navigation with Indian Constellation–is measured on par with US-based GPS, Russia’s Glonass, China’s BeiDou-3 and Galileo developed by Europe. Furthermore, it will broadcast highly-precise timing signals that a receiver can use in order to triangulate its position.

The Indian government says that this satellite (1425-kg) crafted by Bangalore- headquartered Alpha Design Technologies, in alliance with ISRO, is the subsequent satellite to be keenly built by the private industry. The foremost was IRNSS-1H that could not be put into space because of its breakdown in August last year.

Being the eighth navigation satellite launched by the ISRO, it is built for a ten-year job in space; IRNSS-1I and is expected to be ready for work in about a month after routine orbit maneuvers and tests.

An advanced navigational satellite blasted off at 4.04 am from the first launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday morning. The satellite went into orbit 19 minutes after its lift-off. It was the 41st thriving mission for the PSLV, officials said. ISRO Chairman K Sivan described the mission as a triumph and congratulated the scientists. He further added that the constellation is really going to produce history and make pioneering applications to the entire community in the ocean-based services particularly for the underserved and unattended.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO scientists for the booming launch of IRNSS-1I and said it will promote the common man of the country.

“Congratulations to our scientists on the successful launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1I by PSLV. This success will bring benefits of our space program to the common man. Proud of team @isro!” the prime minister tweeted.

The launch of IRNSS-1I is predictable to replace IRNSS-1A, the first of the seven navigation satellites that were rendered unproductive after its three rubidium atomic clocks abortive. The constellation will also deliver great signals in a space casing India and its surroundings, which could be utilized by using receivers on the ground to settle on position and time exactly.

The establishment of IRNSS-1I mission takes place two weeks after the space agency launched GSAT-6A on board GSLV Mk-II.

The nation’s recommended it might add some more satellites to the service, which would expect to extend its range and augment its accuracy.

Source: Gadgets Now

April 16, 2018 11:27 am