The new launch will be live telecasted on Doordarshan and will be also streamed on ISRO's website as well as Doordarshan's YouTube channel. The four stage/engine PSLV-XL stands 44.4 metres tall and weighs 321 ton at the lift-off stage.
He lauded the team for working tirelessly to make the PSLV-C41/IRNSS-1I a success after a major GSLV mission.
ISRO Chairman K Sivan congratulated the scientists and said that IRNSS-1I was successfully precisely placed in the designated orbit. Indian Standard Time on Thursday.
India could see its first privately built satellite in space this week as Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) gears up for a launch to boost its Navic fleet. We are going to have GSAT, PSLV missions. An inquiry later found an explosive had failed to detonate fully, to break the latch of the heat case or conical top of the PSLV, where satellites are housed as they are carried into space. Over the next eight months, Isro had planned nine launch missions, including the moon mission towards the end of the year, he added. The IRNSS-1I will be the second satellite that will be sent up as replacement for IRNSS-1A.
PSLV-XL rocket which was carrying the IRNSS-1I.
The March 29 mission lofted India's GSAT 6A communications satellite created to provide mobile video and data services across the Indian subcontinent.
ISRO successfully puts IRNSS-1I in orbit to replace IRNSS-1A after its onboard atomic clocks stopped functioning.
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Indian engineers have been unable to restore communications with GSAT 6A. "IRNSS-1A will continue to remain in orbit for messaging purposes", the ISRO spokesperson confirmed to ThePrint.
Like all other IRNSS satellites, IRNSS-1I also has a lift-off mass of 1425 kg. "The baby has been delivered, and it's unfolded its solar arrays". IRNSS 1I is also heading to the same slot in the Indian navigation constellation that was intended for the spacecraft lost on the failed launch in August. This the eighth such satellite to be a part of a constellation.
Artist's illustration of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System.
India had started the process of developing its own indigenous navigation satellite system after the USA refused to provide GPS data to the Indian armed forces during the Kargil war with Pakistan in 1999. It is a constellation of seven satellites which helps to provide accurate positioning information to users in India and in regions extending up to 1,500 km from its boundary.
A number of ground facilities responsible for IRNSS satellite ranging and monitoring, generation and transmission of navigation parameters, satellite control, network timing, etc., have been established in many locations across the country as part of NavIC.
IRNSS is meant to be used for both civilian and military purposes.