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Government of India
Department of Space
24-February-2016 15:02 IST
IRNSS series to be in place by first half of 2016

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched the fifth (IRNSS-1E) navigation satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite system. IRNSS-1E, the fifth navigation satellite in IRNSS constellation of 7 satellites, was successfully launched onboard Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle ‘PSLV-C31’ on January 20, 2016 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.

The space segment comprising of 7 navigation satellites will be in place by first half of 2016. The discussions with Russia are underway to locate suitable Ground support system for enhancing the utility of navigation.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in a reply to an unstarred question in Lok Sabha today.