ISRO to launch navigation satellite, NVS-1

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The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) will launch its next-generation navigation satellite, NVS-1, from Sriharikota on 29 May.

An Overview of the News

  • The spacecraft is part of the Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) series.
  • NVS-1 weighs approximately 2,232 kg and will be launched by a GSLV F12 rocket from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.
  • NVS-1 is the first of the second generation satellites envisaged for the NavIC series.
  • The NVS series of satellites aims to maintain and enhance the NavIC system with advanced features.
  • NavIC provides two services: Standard Positioning Service for civilian users and Restricted Service for strategic users.
  • After this mission, India will join three other countries of the world with its navigation system.
  • The satellite will carry an indigenously developed rubidium atomic clock for accurate GPS location timing.

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO):

  • It was established on 15 August 1969.
  • It is the national space agency of India. It launches its space rocket from Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Headquarters: Bengaluru
  • Chairman: S Somnath

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