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IRNSS-1D Launch Rescheduled for March 29

March 11, 2015  - By
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The launch of the fourth satellite for the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, previously scheduled for March 9, has been postponed until March 29 at 13:00 UTC. The delay is due to the replacement of a faulty telemetry transmitter on the satellite.

“We are targeting the last few days of March for the launch. A team is working on a new telemetry transmitter to replace the [faulty] one that failed in the satellite. After fixing it, all numerous tests that we conducted earlier must be repeated,” M.Y.S. Prasad, Director of the launch unit, Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, told The Hindu on Tuesday.

The launch, originally scheduled for March 9,  was delayed March 4 when routine checks found a transmitter malfunctioning. The ISRO delayed the flight and removed the satellite from its launcher to put a new transmitter.

IRNSS-1D will be fourth in the seven-spacecraft IRNSS constellation.

— With information provided by the CANSPACE listserv.

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