• India
  • May 24

ISRO to launch NVS-01 navigation satellite on May 29

• The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch navigation satellite NVS-01 onboard its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on May 29.

• The mission is designed to deploy the NVS-01 navigation satellite, weighing 2,232 kilograms, into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

• Subsequent orbit raising manoeuvres will be used for taking the satellite to the intended orbit.

• NVS-01 is the first of the second-generation satellites envisaged for the Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) services.

• NavIC is India’s own indigenous satellite navigation system similar to the prominent Global Positioning System (GPS), which belongs to the United States.

• NVS series of satellites will sustain and augment the NavIC with enhanced features.

• This series incorporates L1 band signals additionally to widen the services. An indigenous atomic clock will be flown in NVS-01 for the first time.

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