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Navigation satellite INRSS-1I put into orbit

Press Trust of India  |  Sriharikota (AP) 

The Indian Space Research Organisation's navigation satellite INRSS-1I was today launched by PSLV-C41 from the spaceport here and successfully placed in the designated orbit.

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

The workhorse, PSLV, injected the satellite into orbit 19 minutes after lift-off from the here.

ISRO K Sivan described the mission as a success and congratulated the scientists behind it. He said was successfully placed in the designated orbit.

is expected to replace IRNSS-1A, the first of the seven navigation satellites, that 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

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. 05:10 IST