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PM congratulates ISRO for launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1I

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Modi today congratulated ISRO scientists for the successful launch of navigation satellite and said it will benefit the common man of the country.

ISRO's navigation satellite INRSS-1I was today launched by PSLV-C41 from the spaceport at Sriharikota in and was successfully placed in the designated orbit.

"Congratulations to our scientists on the successful launch of navigation satellite by PSLV. This success will bring benefits of our space programme to the common man. Proud of team @isro!" the tweeted.

The PSLV-C41/Mission blasted off at 4.04 am from the first launchpad at the It was a normal lift-off, ISRO officials said.

(ISRO)K Sivan described the mission as a success and congratulated the scientists.

He said was successfully placed in the designated orbit.

is expected to replace IRNSS-1A, the first of the seven navigation satellites, which was rendered ineffective after its three rubidium atomic clocks failed. The seven satellites are part of the NavIC

The launch is ISRO's second attempt at sending a

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 13:05 IST
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