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IRNSS 1A

NSSDCA/COSPAR ID: 2013-034A

Description

Much like our own GPS, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is scheduled to provide location information to civilians and government users alike, with a position accuracy of 20 meters or better. Seven satellites will make up IRNSS, including three in geostationary orbit and four in inclined geosynchronous orbit, which will rotate with the Earth. GPS currently covers the Indian subcontinent, as it does the rest of the world -- like GLONASS in Russia and BeiDou in China, IRNSS will provide additional utility to users within 1,500 kilometers of the Indian mainland. It's expected to come online by 2016.

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    Facts in Brief

    Launch Date: 2013-07-01
    Launch Vehicle: PSLV
    Launch Site: Sriharikota, India
    Mass: 614 kg

    Discipline

    • Navigation/Global Positioning

    Additional Information

    Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

     

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