In Photos: ISRO's GSLV rocket carrying navigation satellite NVS-01 lifts-off from Sriharikota

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday launched its advanced navigation satellite GSLV-F12 and NVS-01 from Sriharikota (Pics/ISRO and PTI)

Updated On: 2023-05-29 11:45 AM IST

Compiled by : ronak mastakar


ISRO aims to augment continuity of the Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC) services with the launch of the satellite (Pic/ISRO)

The 51.7 metre tall rocket lifted off majestically from the second launch pad at Sriharikota, located about 130 km from Chennai. Amid clear skies, it took off at a prefixed time of 10.42 am (Pic/ISRO)

The second-generation navigation satellite series is considered as a significant launch that would ensure the continuity of NavIC services -- an Indian regional satellite navigation system, similar to GPS, providing accurate and real-time navigation in the country and a region extending to 1,500 km around the mainland (Pic/ISRO)

The signals from NavIC are designed to provide user position accurate to better than 20 metres and timing accuracy better than 50 nanoseconds, ISRO said (Pic/PTI)

Nearly 20 minutes after lift-off, the rocket is scheduled to place the 2,232 kg satellite in a geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) at an altitude of about 251 km (Pic/PTI)

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