ISRO NAVIK 7th Satellite Launch by MP Modi – India GPS Navik
Indian space Research Organization (ISRO) which works for the space research on the afternoon of 28th April 2016 launched the IRNSS (Indian Regional Navigation System) into the space from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. Hon’ble Prime Minsiter Mr. Narendra Modi congratulated the team of ISRO for this successful operation and dedicated IRNSS to the nation as ‘NAVIC’ (Navigation Indian Constellation). Now India also joined the list of countries who has their own GPS Satellite after America ,Russia and China.
“Ye to make in India ki taraf ek kadam hai” – PM Narendra Modi
The seventh and final satellite of the constellation IRNSS-1G is designed to provide information in India region and 1500 Km. around the boundaries of the country. Before IRNSS-1G six more satellites were already named as IRNSS-1A, IRNSS-1B, IRNSS-1C, IRNSS-1D, IRNSS-1E, IRNSS-1F were launched by the ISRO and currently functioning very well. Now the constellation has been completed and has been given the name ‘Navic’.
First satellite of the constellation was launched in 2013. After this five more satelllites were launched by the ISRO and the final one was launched on 28th April. The total cost of the this project is approx 210 million dollars. For more information about the IRNSS click on the link given below
IRNSS – Indian Regional Navigation System