Google+ SpaceTravelFoundation: Successful launch of Navigation Satellite from India

July 2, 2013

Successful launch of Navigation Satellite from India

Dear followers,

yesterday, Monday July 1st , India has successfully put the country’s first Navigation Satellite into orbit on Monday. A Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center on India’s East coast at 18:11 UTC.

Credits: +ISRO

The IRNSS-1A spacecraft has been delivered to its intended orbit about 20 minutes after launch. This successful flight starts the race for India to its own navigation constellation, the Indian Regional Navigation System that will cover the country and surrounding areas.