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India's navigation satellite IRNSS-1H launch fails: ISRO

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit KalraBy Shobhit Kalra

Published on 31 Aug 2017 2:00 PM GMT

Indias navigation satellite IRNSS-1H launch fails: ISRO
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Sriharikota (Andhra Pradesh): The launch of navigation satellite IRNSS-1H by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) remained unsuccessful, said ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar.

He added, "The rocket heat shield didn't separate. The satellite is inside the heat shield."

The 1,425 kg IRNSS-1H satellite - part of Indian satellite navigation system NavIC or originally called Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) - was carried by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rocket's XL variant on Thursday evening at 7 p.m.

The IRNSS-1H is a replacement for one of the navigation satellites.

Simply put, NavIC is Indian 'GPS'.

At around 7 p.m. the four stage/engine PSLV-XL rocket standing 44.4 metres tall and weighing 321 tonne blasted off from the second launch pad at Sriharikota with a bright orange fire at its tail, lighting up the night sky.

Shobhit Kalra

Shobhit Kalra

Writer has 10 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Chief Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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