Launch of IRNSS-1D Postponed

March 4, 2015  - By
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The launch of India’s fourth navigation satellite, IRNSS-1D, originally scheduled for March 9, has been postponed.

During the integrated electrical checks on March 3 of the launch vehicle and satellite following closure of the heat shield, an anomaly was observed in one of the telemetry transmitters of the satellite, according to a post on the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO)’s Facebook page.

“In order to resolve the technical anomaly through further test, simulation and analysis, the launch of PSLV-C27 with IRNSS-1D has been postponed,” the post states. IRNSS-1D will be flown into space in the Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-XL (PSLV-C27) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

IRNSS-1D is the fourth navigation satellite in the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System, and will make the constellation operable.

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