Chennai, Mar.10: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will today launch country’s sixth navigation satellite, IRNSS-1F, on trusted Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) C32 in the orbit from the spaceport at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The 54-hour countdown for the launch, which is scheduled to take place at 4 p.m., began on Tuesday at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. (Read: NASA invites India to jointly explore Mars, send astronauts)
IRNSS-1F is the sixth navigation satellite in the IRNSS space system, which comprises of seven satellites. Till date, ISRO has launched five regional navigational satellites (IRNSS-1A, 1B, 1C, ID and 1E) as part of a constellation of seven satellites to provide accurate position information service to users across the country and the region
The first satellite IRNSS-1A was launched in July 2013, the second IRNSS-1B in April 2014, the third on October 2014, the fourth in March 2015, and the fifth in January this year. The seventh satellite IRNSS-1G is expected to be launched in the second half of 2016.