IRNSS-1C launched by PSLV-C26 successfully placed in orbit

Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) 

IRNSS-1C is the third navigation satellite of the seven satellites constituting the IRNSS space segment. Its predecessors, IRNSS-1A and IRNSS-1B wre launched by PSLV-C22 and PLV-C24 in July 2013 and April 2014 respectively. IRNSS-1C has a lift-off mass of 1425.4KG. The configuration of IRNSS-1C is similar to the of IRNSS-1A and IRNSS-1B. the satellite has been realised in less than six months after launch of its predecessor.


IRNSS is an independent regional navigation satellite system being developed by India. It is designed to provide accurate position information service to users in India as well as the region extending up to 1500 km from its boundary, which is its primary service area. IRNSS will provide two types of services, namely, Standard Positioning Service (SPS) and Restricted Service (RS) and is expected to provide a position accuracy of better than 20 m in the primary service area. 


Tags: Isro, Irnss-1c, Pslv-c26, Gps