India’s first navigation satellite soars to success

India’s first dedicated navigation satellite, the IRNSS‐1A, developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation, was successfully put in orbit. The launch vehicle, PSLV‐C22, bearing the 1,425‐kg navigation satellite, blasted off the launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at the scheduled liftoff time of 11.41 p.m. As the PSLV‐C22 tore into the night skies and set off four stages of ignition and separation, all the while gaining in altitude and velocity, down on earth, twitchy mission controllers at the command centre awaited the final confirmation of the mission’s success.


Source: Hindu

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