Thursday, 31 August 2017

ISRO All Set to Launch IRNSS-1H


The Indian Space Research Organisation is all set to launch PSLV-C39 carrying Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS-1H). The satellite will lift off from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, on board the rocket PSLV C39.

The satellite IRNSS-1H is a part of the indigenous navigation system called ‘NavIC,’ that was initially planned to have a constellation of seven satellites. ISRO's most trusted work horse PSLV, in its forty-first flight (PSLV-C39), will carry and put the 1,425 kg IRNSS-1H into the required orbit.

Important Takeaways from Above News-
  • The current chairman of ISRO is A. S. Kiran Kumar. 
  • ISRO was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • Satish Dhawan Space Centre is located in Sriharikota Andhra Pradesh.
Source- Hindustan Times


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