ISRO: All 7 IRNSS Satellites in Orbit by March

October 8, 2015  - By
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All seven satellites of Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) are expected to be in orbit by March 2016, reports New Delhi Television, citing Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman Kiran Kumar.

“We expect by March 2016 all the seven constellation of IRNSS to be in orbit,” Kumar said.

Four IRNSS satellites are now in orbit, with three remaining to complete the system. The next IRNSS satellite, 1E, is scheduled for launch in November, and 1F is set for launch in December.

Also, the GSAT-15 satellite, which has a GAGAN payload, will be launched on Nov. 10.

Kumar made his comments after inaugurating GNSS User Meet 2015 at the ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC) in Bengaluru, India. The event was jointly organized by ISRO and Airports Authority of India (AAI).

 

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