Zee Media Bureau
Chennai: After the historic success of Mars Orbiter Mission, ISRO scientists are now working on their next project. PSLV-C26, which would carry IRNSS 1C satellite, the third in the IRNSS series is all set to be launched from Sriharikota on October 9.
A senior official informed "We are working towards the launch of IRNSS 1C, which is tentatively scheduled around 2 am on October 9. The stacking of PSLV C26 stage 2 has been completed. This is identical to the earlier ones in the series IRNSS 1A and IRNSS 1B. The countdown for the launch would be a bit longer for over 60 hours and likely to commence on October 6."
IRNSS 1A and IRNSS 1B, the first two satellites in the series, were launched from Sriharikota on July 1 last year and April 4 this year respectively.
IRNSS is basically designed to provide accurate position information service to users in the country as well as the region extending up to 1,500 km from its boundary, which is its primary service area.It's applications include terrestrial and marine navigation, disaster management, vehicle tracking and fleet management.
With Agency Inputs