NVS-01 : ISRO
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to launch the navigation satellite ‘NVS-01’ onboard its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) from Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.
- The GSLV-F12/NVS-01 mission is designed to deploy the NVS-01 navigation satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO).
- NVS-01 is the first in the series of second-generation navigation satellites built by ISRO’s UR Rao Satellite Centre in Bengaluru.
- At present, India uses its Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) series of satellites for civilian and defence navigation in the Indian mainland and even 1500 kms beyond India’s borders.
- NVS series of satellites will sustain and augment the NavIC with enhanced features.
- This series incorporates L1 band signals additionally to widen the services.
- For the first time, an indigenous atomic clock will be flown in NVS-01.
- Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) is a regional navigation satellite system established by the ISRO to meet the positioning, navigation and timing requirements of the nation.
- NavIC was erstwhile known as Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).