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India to expand its presence in space, ISRO to put 7 satellites into orbit


By Newsgram Staff Writer

A system of seven satellites called the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is being put into orbit by ISRO to provide positioning and navigational services in Indian mainland and surrounding regions.

The project which will cover a region up to 1500 kms, consists of three geostationary and four geosynchronous satellites with an accuracy that is better than 20 meters.

Out of the seven, three satellites, IRNSS 1A, 1B & 1C have been successfully placed in the orbit, fourth,IRNSS 1D, is set for departure in March 2015 and the rest are being worked upon. IRNSS will provide Standard Positioning Service (SPS) for Civilian users and Restricted Service (RS) for strategic users.satellites-152495_640

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India to Launch its Own Space Station, Says ISRO Chief

The project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission

Indian Space Research Organisation. Wikimedia Commons

India would have its own space station, ISRO chief K. Sivan said here on Thursday. The project will be an extension of the Gaganyaan mission.

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“We have to sustain the Gaganyaan programme after the launch of (the) human space mission. In this context, India is planning to have its own space station,” Sivan told reporters. (IANS)

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