ISRO - PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D Mission poster.
March 28, 2015
PSLV-C27 successfully launches IRNSS-1D satellite
PSLV-C27 rocket carrying IRNSS-1D satellite launch
India has continued deployment of its IRNSS navigation system Saturday, with the launch of the fourth satellite atop a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. Launched on schedule at 17:19 local time (11:49 UTC), the IRNSS-1D mission marks India’s first orbital launch of the year.
PSLV-C27 - IRNSS - 1D Mission - launched Successfully
The fourth satellite of IRNSS Constellation, IRNSS-1D was launched onboard PSLV-C27. The satellite is one among the seven of the IRNSS constellation of satellites slated to be launched to provide navigational services to the region. The satellite is placed in geosynchronous orbit.
The satellite will help augmenting the satellite based navigation system of India which is currently under development. The navigational system so developed will be a regional one targeted towards South Asia. The satellite will provide navigation, tracking and mapping services.
IRNSS satellites constellation
The IRNSS constellation calls for three geostationary satellites and four more in inclined geosynchronous orbits. The geostationary slots, located at 34, 83 and 132 degrees East will each be occupied by a single satellite, while the two inclined stations, at 55 and 111.75 degrees East will each be home to a pair of spacecraft.
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