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  • 04 Nov 2019
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  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its commercial arm Antrix Corporation Ltd. are set to commercialize India’s regional navigation satellite system - Navigation in Indian Constellation (NavIC).
  • Potential Uses:
    • Terrestrial, aerial and marine navigation;
    • Disaster management;
    • Vehicle tracking and fleet management (especially for mining and transportation sector);
    • Integration with mobile phones;
    • Precise timing (as for ATMs and power grids);
    • Mapping and geodetic data capture.

Navigation in Indian Constellation

  • Navigation in Indian Constellation (NavIC) is an Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
  • IRNSS consists of eight satellites, three satellites in geostationary orbit and five satellites in geosynchronous orbit.
  • The main objective is to provide reliable position, navigation and timing services over India and its neighbourhood.
    • It works just like the established and popular U.S. Global Positioning System (GPS) but within a 1,500-km radius over the sub-continent.
  • It has been certified by the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP), a global body for coordinating mobile telephony standards.

Source: TH

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