India has successfully placed their sixth navigation satellite in the proposed orbit on 10th March which will be on par with US based GPS. IRNSS-1F, the sixth navigation satellite was placed in the precise orbit after 20.2 minutes of the lift off through PSLV C32 (Polar satellite launch vehicle) that was blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 4.01 PM.
The sixth navigation satellite was planned to launch at 4.00 PM but ISRO scientists delayed the launch 1 minute for avoiding a collision with debris.
ISRO chairman AS Kiran Kumar has stated that the vehicle PSLV C32 has put IRNSS-1F into the right orbit and now they have just one regional navigational system to complete that will be done by the next month probably.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has applauded the scientists of ISRO saying their hard work is really appreciating and the successful launch of the sixth navigation satellite is a great achievement for what we all should feel proud.
IRNSS-1F, the sixth navigation satellite is also the second last regional navigational system in the constellation has 12 year mission life and it will be on par with GPS system that is very efficient, accurate including applications such as marine navigation, vehicle tracking, fleet management, disaster management and navigation aide etc.
Master Control Facility at Hassan, Karnataka will take care of the satellite for further orbit raising operations and it will be become operational in 1 month.
This latest satellite is carrying navigation payload, ranging payload and a highly precise Rubidium atomic clock. All these payloads will send out navigation service signal to the users.