NVS-01 satellite


  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch the NVS-01 satellite next week.

  • The NVS-01 satellite is India’s first second-generation satellite that will be a part of the Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) services.

About NVS-01 satellite

  • ISRO’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) will launch the NVS-01 navigation satellite, from the second launch pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota.

    NVS-01 satellite
    Image Source : Twitter/@ISRO
  • The NVS-01 satellite weighs about 2,232 kilograms.
  • It will be launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit.
  • After launch, the satellite will perform orbit-raising manoeuvres to reach its intended orbit.
  • NVS satellites will have enhanced NavIC features, and incorporate L1 band signals, ISRO says on its website.
  • NVS-01 will also be equipped with an indigenous atomic clock.
  • The GSLV-F12/NVS-01 mission is ISRO’s fourth launch this year after the Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) launch in February, LVM3 M3/OneWeb India-2 mission in March, and the PSLV-C55/TeLEOS-2 mission in April.

More about NaVIC, and what it offers

  • NaVIC, earlier known as the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), is designed with a constellation of seven satellites, three of which are placed in geostationary orbit, and four are placed in an inclined geosynchronous orbit.
  • The system also includes a network of ground stations operating 24×7.
  • NaVIC offers Standard Positioning Service (SPS), a real-time positioning and timing service, to civilian users, and ‘Restricted Service’ (encrypted services) for authorised users, including the military.
  • The coverage area of NaVIC includes India and a region up to 1,500 kilometres beyond the country’s boundary.

Source: ABPLive

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