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Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Satellites

Indian PNT Satellites (NavIC)


2016 – NavIC – Snapshot

During 2016, India completed the first phase of a two-phase plan for its positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) satellite system, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). Upon the launch…

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2007 – IRNSS

In 2006, India announced the Indian Regional Navigation System (IRNSS), joining the ranks of countries with plans for indigenous navigation systems. IRNSS is to be a ##-satellite geostationary and geosynchronous…

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2014 – IRNSS

India continued with plans for its regional PNT constellation, the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS), launching ## more IRNSS satellites in 2014. With a total of ## PNT satellites…

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2008 – IRNSS

The Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System is under development by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The introduction of these competing systems, with newer spacecraft and stronger signals, should improve…

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2012 – IRNSS

The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) will include ## satellites providing coverage primarily for South Asia. Like the Japanese system, ## of the ## will be in non-equatorial GEO,…

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2013 – IRNSS

Several other nations are developing or expanding their PNT or augmentation systems. The first satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) was launched in 2013. When complete, the…

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2015 – IRNSS – Snapshot

India’s share of the world’s operational PNT satellites hovered around 4% for 2014 and 2015.[efn_note]“List of Navigation Satellites.” ISRO. 2015. http://www.isro.gov.in/spacecraft/list-of-navigation-satellites. (accessed September 9, 2015)[/efn_note] Launching one Indian Regional Navigation…

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