`Third orbit-raising completed on navigation satellite`
Chennai: The Indian space agency Thursday afternoon successfully completed its third orbit-raising manoeuvres of its first navigation satellite - the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System-1A (IRNSS-1A), said officials.
The orbit-raising activity is done by firing the satellite`s on-board motors towards its geo-synchronous orbit at 36,000 km.
The IRNSS-1A was launched July 1 from Indian Space Research Organisation`s (ISRO) spaceport in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, around 80km from here.
According to ISRO officials the satellite`s onboard motor was fired for around 35 minutes and the result was as per the original plan.
Two more such orbit-raising activities will be made Friday and Saturday from ISRO`s mission control facility at Hassan in Karnataka.
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