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ISRO launches India's sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F

Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 17:05
ISRO launches India's sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F
Image courtesy: ISRO/ISRO Live TV

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the country's sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F from the spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh today.

The launch took place at 4:00 pm, exactly at the scheduled time, with the separation taking place at 4:06 pm. The satellite took off at a speed of 309 km/sec and comprises of seven satellites.

Till date, India has launched five regional navigational satellites (IRNSS-1A, 1B, 1C, ID and 1E) as part of a constellation of seven satellites to provide accurate position information service to users across the country and the region, extending up to an area of 1,500 km.

In the vote of thanks for the successful launch of IRNSS-1F, an ISRO official announced the launch of GSLV satellite in the second half of 2016.

First Published: Thursday, March 10, 2016 - 16:20

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