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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