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ISRO launches IRNSS-1I navigation satellite

Press Trust of India  |  Sriharikota (AP) 

The (ISRO) today launched the satellite, the eighth such satellite to be a part of a constellation, from in

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

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

The launch is ISRO's second attempt at sending a

The previous mission of a carrying IRNSS-1H in August last year failed after the heat shield covering the satellite failed to separate.

The takes place two weeks after the space agency launched GSAT-6A on board GSLV Mk-II. Though the rocket placed GSAT-6A in orbit, the ISRO lost communication with the satellite within two days.

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 04:40 IST