The first satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, IRNSS-R1A, was launched at 1811 GMT on 1 July from the Sriharikota launch site in India using the PSLV-XL (PSOM-XL) launch vehicle. The 1425kg IRNSSI-R1A is the first of seven satellites in the series. The spacecraft uses the I-1K (I-1000) developed by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The satellite transmits L-band navitation signals to users. The spacecraft is to be place into a 24 hour period geosyncronous Earth orbit located at 56 degrees East longitude and with a 29 degree inclination.
India launches its own navigation satellite IRNSS-R1A successfully
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