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IRNSS Programme by ISRO

Technology | 7-14 yrs | Reading Pod, Interactive

Launch of series of Seven Navigation Satellites from Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System.

Series developed to ensure accuracy of the GPS service for Indians and for defence purposes

  • First launched on April 28, 2016 from Sriharikota
  • Total Cost Rs.1420crores
  • The navigation system has an accuracy of more than 20mtrs
  • To be offered as a Standard Positioning Service and superior coded military Restricted Service
  • Restricted service is an encrypted service provided only to the authorised users
  • All the satellites of the constellation configured identically – with I-1K Bus, compatible for launch on-board PSLV

Several major applications of the IRNSS system

  • Terrestrial, Aerial and Marine Navigation
  • Disaster Management
  • Vehicle tracking and fleet management
  • Integration with mobile phones
  • Precise Timing
  • Mapping and Geodetic data capture
  • Terrestrial navigation aid for hikers and travellers
  • Visual and voice navigation for drivers

Rigorous stabilization, testing, and verification over the next few months for optimum performance and put to use only post intensive testing

PM Modi present at launch of final satellite.

  • Announced that NAVIC is the name of the seven satellites
  • Dedicated to Indian mariners and anglers, for safer navigation when out at sea

India now one of the five countries with an Independent Navigational System

  • PM said the system now ensures freedom from dependence on others for navigation systems
  • Ensures accurate and easy landing of aircraft and better disaster relief
  • Other countries could use our system – covers an area of 1500kms beyond the India border
  • Seven countries currently relying on navigation technology from other countries, could use the Indian technology