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ISRO’s ‘IRNSS-1G’ navigational satellite successfully launched

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Indian navigational system will see new heights as ISRO has successfully launched the seventh and the last in the series of the consellation of Regional Navigation Satellite System. ISRO sent IRNSS-1F- Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System 1G into space on board a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The rocket took off to orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. This system aims at developing an independent regional navigation satellite system for India.

The satellite can provide service for a period of 12 years.

The PSLV rocket is a four engine rocket powered by solid and liquid fuel alternatively.

ISRO had launched the seventh navigation satellite, other six being IRNSS-1F, IRNSS-1A, IRNSS-1B, IRNSS-1C, IRNSS-1D and IRNSS-1E.

The 44.4 metre tall IRNSS-1G has a lift-off mass of 1,.425 kg.

According to ISRO officials, the total cost of all the seven satellites was Rs 1,420 crore.

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