28/04/2016 1:48 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

ISRO Launches Navigation Satellite IRNSS-1G From Sriharikota


SRIHARIKOTA -- Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday launched PSLV-C33 to place India's seventh and final navigation satellite IRNSS-1G in the orbit from Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota island.

The launch of the four-stage Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) took place at 12:50 p.m. from Satish Dhawan Space Centre.

The 54-hour countdown for the launch of ISRO work horse began at 9.20 a.m. on Tuesday. The satellite with a design life span of 12 years has two payloads for navigation and ranging.

Till date, ISRO has launched six regional navigational satellites (IRNSS-1A, 1B, 1C, ID, 1E and 1F) as part of a constellation of seven satellites to provide accurate position information service to users across the country and the region.

IRNSS-1F was launched on the ISRO's trusted PSLV C32 on 10 March.

During the countdown, propellant filling operations would be taken up in the four-stage vehicle.

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