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3 atomic clocks fail on 1 Indian satellite, replacement prepped

January 30, 2017By
IRNSS-B was launched April 4, 2014.

Three atomic clocks onboard a single satellite of the NAVIC Indian regional navigation satellite system have failed. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar told The Hindu newspaper that the agency is trying to restart the clocks. Kumar said the affected satellite, IRNSS-1A, is otherwise healthy, and the rest of the constellation is performing its core function of providing... read more

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Indian government warns airlines to use GAGAN

January 17, 2017By

The government of India has warned domestic airlines of “consequences” if they do not use GAGAN, the state’s GPS-Aided Geo Augmented Navigation system, reports the Mumbai Mirror. The warning came during a meeting called by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in December with all stakeholders, including the airlines. Most aircraft registered in India are still not equipped with... read more

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UAV inspections: Using drones for powerline monitoring in India

October 22, 2016By
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Drones could soon be inspecting powerlines in India, thanks to a partnership between Sharper Shape and Sterlite Power. Sharper Shape, based in Palo-Alto, California, offers automated drone-based asset inspections. Sterlite Power is a power transmission company in India. Sharper Shape has already spearheaded the adoption of long-distance commercial drone flights for utilities in Europe. In the U.S., Sharper Shape is... read more

Indian space agency asks industry to build spare satellites

September 9, 2016By

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is finalizing plans to have two spare satellites for its navigation fleet built by private industry in the next two years, reports The Hindu. The seven-satellite NAVIC (Navigation Indian Constellation) — formerly known as IRNSS — is now complete. The Indian government will “handhold” industry for the first satellite, scheduled to be built by March 2017. The second satellite will... read more

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India’s IRNSS-1F satellite on countdown to launch

March 9, 2016By
Panoramic view of fully integrated PSLV-C32 with IRNSS-1F being moved to second launch pad (SLP).

The countdown for the launch of of a rocket carrying Indian Regional Navigation Satellite Sytem-IRNSS-1F began at 9:30 a.m. local time at the Sriharikota rocket port in Andhra Pradesh, reports the New Indian Express. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) is expected to blast off around 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, following a 54-hour 30-minute countdown. “Like the countdowns for the... read more

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India’s fifth navigation satellite launched

January 20, 2016By
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The fifth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) constellation lifted off on time Jan. 20 from Satish Dhawan Space Center on Sriharikota Island, on India’s east coast. As in the previous four launches of IRNSS satellites, the navigation satellite rode aboard a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). This is the 33rd launch for the PSLV. After the PSLV-C31 lift-off at 0401 GMT Wednesday (11:01... read more

Navigation Scientist Reddy Named to Top Position in India

June 8, 2015By
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G. Satheesh Reddy, a scientist with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) of India, has been appointed as the scientific advisor to the defense minister of India, a secretary-level appointment with the government of India. The DRDO is an agency of the Republic of India responsible for the development of technology for use by the military, headquartered in New Delhi. Reddy is an expert in navigation technologies.... read more

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IRNSS-1D Reaches Orbital Slot

April 9, 2015By
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News courtesy of CANSPACE Listserv. The fourth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System, launched on March 28, has arrived at its designated orbital slot. Based on data supplied by the U.S. Joint Space Operations Center, IRNSS-1D is in an inclined geosynchronous orbit with an inclination of 30.5 degrees and a nodal longitude of 111.7 degrees east, within the... read more