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India’s First Navigation Satellite to Lift Off Today

June 28, 2013  - By
Photo: CANSPACE Listserv

News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv.

Launch of the first satellite for the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is scheduled for 18:13 UTC on July 1. Launch rehearsal has been completed successfully. The 64-hour countdown is expected to start at 7:11 (IST) tomorrow, June 29, and the launch will take place from the spaceport of Sriharikota. The 1,425 kg satellite will be launched by the XL version of India’s rocket PSLV-C22.

The status of the launch is updated on this Indian Space Research Organization status page.

The Chennaionline website is reporting more details here.

Download a brochure about the IRNSS-1A here.

For more photos in addition to the above, visit the Indian Space Research Organization website.

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