IRNSS-1C
Mission type Navigation
Operator ISRO
COSPAR ID 2014-061A
SATCAT № 40269
Mission duration 10 years[1]
Spacecraft properties
Bus I-1K
Manufacturer ISRO Satellite Centre
Space Applications Centre
Launch mass 1,424.5 kilograms (3,140 lb)[1]
Power 1,660 watts[1]
Start of mission
Launch date 15 October 2014, 20:02 UTC (2014-10-15T20:02Z)
Rocket PSLV-XL C26
Launch site Satish Dhawan FLP
Contractor ISRO
Orbital parameters
Reference system Geocentric
Regime Geostationary
Longitude 83° East[1]
Perigee 35,697 kilometres (22,181 mi)[2]
Apogee 35,889 kilometres (22,300 mi)[2]
Inclination 4.78 degrees[2]
Period 1436.12 minutes[2]
Epoch 23 January 2015, 21:16:09 UTC[2]

IRNSS-1C is the third out of seven in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) series of satellites after IRNSS-1A and IRNSS-1B. The IRNSS constellation of satellites is slated to be launched to provide navigational services to the region. It was launched on 15 October 2014 at 20:02 UTC by PSLV-C26 and will be placed in geostationary orbit.[1][3][4]

Satellite

The satellite will help augmenting the satellite based navigation system of India which is currently under development. The navigational system so developed will be a regional one targeted towards South Asia. The satellite will provide navigation, tracking and mapping services.[5]

IRNSS-1C satellite will have two payloads: a navigation payload and CDMA ranging payload in addition with a laser retro-reflector. The payload generates navigation signals at L5 and S-band. The design of the payload makes the IRNSS system inter-operable and compatible with Global Positioning System (GPS) and Galileo systems.[3] The satellite is powered by two solar arrays, which generate up to 1,660 watts, and has a life-time of ten years.

IRNSS-1C was launched successfully on 16 October 2014 at 1:32 am IST from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.[6] An update from ISRO's official Facebook page on 18 October 2014 states that

Navigation Satellite IRNSS 1C Update:

The second orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1C is successfully completed by firing the Apogee Motor for 1,563 seconds. The current orbital parameters are:

See also

References

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  6. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/indias-pslvc26-rocket-launches-third-navigation-satellite-irnss1c/article6504091.ece

External links

  • ISRO Future Programmes