Indian PSLV successfully launches IRNSS-1A navigation satellite

India`s first navigation satellite was successfully placed in orbit by an Indian rocket Monday midnight in copy book style.

`India`s first midnight satellite launch progressing smoothly`

The countdown for the first midnight launch of an Indian navigation satellite July 1 began Saturday at Sriharikota rocket launch centre in Andhra Pradesh and is progressing smoothly, a senior official said.