Bangalore: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully conducted the second orbit raising operation of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS)-1C.
According to the space agency, the second orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1C has been successfully completed by firing the Apogee Motor for 23 minutes, in the evening of Oct 17, 2014.
The orbital parameters are: Perigee (the nearest point to earth) altitude: 7187 km Apogee (the farthest point to earth) altitude: 35634 km.
IRNSS 1C Update:
The second orbit raising operation completed successfully by firing the Liquid Apogee Motor for 1,563 seconds.
— ISRO (@isro) October 18, 2014
The first orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1C was successfully conducted in the early morning of Oct 17 for 20 minutes by firing the Apogee Motor.
IRNSS-1C is the third out of seven in the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) series of satellites after IRNSS-1A and IRNSS-1B.
The satellite was successfully launched on 16 October 2014 at 1:32 am IST from Shriharikota.
At around twenty minutes into the flight, India's PSLV-C26 successfully placed the IRNSS-1C navigation satellite on the intended orbit.
The IRNSS is an independent regional satellite navigation system being developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It would provide two services, with the Standard Positioning Service open for civilian use and the Restricted Service, encrypted one, for authorised users (military).