ISRO is to launch IRNSS similar to GPS

ISRO is to launch IRNSS similar to GPS
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ISRO will launch the third of seven series of satellites to put in place India\'s own navigation system on par with US\' Global Positioning System (GPS) from the spaceport of Sriharikota on October 10. The launch has been scheduled at 1.56 AM on October 10, ISRO said today.

ISRO will launch the third of seven series of satellites to put in place India's own navigation system on par with US' Global Positioning System (GPS) from the spaceport of Sriharikota on October 10. The launch has been scheduled at 1.56 AM on October 10, ISRO said today.

The IRNSS 1C satellite would be launched on the 28th flight of India's PSLV-C26 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota. As part of its aspirations to build a regional navigational system equivalent to Global Positioning System of the US, ISRO plans to send seven satellites to put in place the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS).
The first two satellites in the series, IRNSS 1A and IRNSS 1B were launched from Sriharikota on July 1 2013 and April 4 this year respectively.RNSS' applications include terrestrial and marine navigation, disaster management, vehicle tracking and fleet management.
ISRO needs to launch at least four of the seven satellites to start operations of the IRNSS, ISRO officials said.
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