New Delhi: From earth to space, India is constantly raising the flags of success and this list is getting longer. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday successfully launched its navigation satellite NVS-1 into space. This satellite is part of the Spacecraft Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) series. Through this, ISRO wants to increase its capacity in the field of monitoring and navigation, that is, every move of the enemy can now be monitored even more closely
According to the report, ISRO plans to launch a second generation navigation satellite series, which will ensure continuity of NavIC (India's indigenous navigation system like GPS) services. The satellite will provide real-time and positional services in an area of about 1,500 km around India and the mainland. ISRO sources have informed that the countdown for the launch started at 7:12 am on Sunday.
The 51.7-metre tall GSLV lifted off from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SBCC) at 10:42 am on Monday carrying the 2,232 kg NVS-1 navigation satellite in its 15th flight. About 20 minutes after the launch, the rocket will place the satellite in geostationary transfer orbit (GTO) at an altitude of about 251 km, ISRO said.
The NVS-01 carries l1, L5 and S band equipment. Compared to the predecessor, the second generation satellite will also have an indigenously developed rubidium atomic clock. Indian space agency ISRO said that this is the first time, an indigenously developed rubidium atomic clock will be used in Monday's launch.