The IRNSS-1I is the eighth satellite to join the NavIC navigation satellite constellation in Earth's polar orbit.
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ISRO’s “workhorse” PSLV rocket started the year on a high note with the record breaking deployment of 104 satellites with a single rocket in February 2017
A total of 192 Indian objects are orbiting in space as of April 1, 2017, catalogued by US Space Surveillance Network, said a retired Indian scientist.
IRNSS-1H mission failure attributed to pyro elements, for the non-separation of the heat shield, suspects ISRO
One fortunate aspect of the failure is that ISRO has all the flight data as the rocket was not lost during its one way journey.
The Indian navigation satellite IRNSS-1H stuck inside a rocket's heat shield is expected to re-enter the earth's atmosphere in a couple of months.
Once in space, the heat shield separates like a blooming flower with two petals, and deploys the satellite housed within into its intended orbit.
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Thursday’s failure is only the first one involving a PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) in 24 years.
ISRO suffered a serious setback after its workhorse rocket, PSLV failed to deliver India's eighth navigation satellite into its intended orbit.
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The launch will take place from the second launch pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota, on 31 August at 18:59 Hrs.
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According to ISRO, the PSLV-C39 will involve a rocket with a lift-off mass of 321 tonnes. It will take 19.5 minutes to place the satellite into sub-GTO.
The Indian space agency said NavIC is also used for other applications like location-based services, survey and alignment, time synchronised services
The launch is scheduled to take place on 31 August at 18:59 Hrs from SDSC SHAR (Satish Dhawan Space Centre).
The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is an independent regional navigation satellite system developed by India on par with US-based GPS.
The space agency plans to launch an additional space navigation satellite later this year to augment the services of the Rs 1,420 crore NavIC.