The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)’s PSLV in its twenty fourth flight (PSLV-C22) launched India’s first dedicated navigational satellite IRNSS-1A on July 01, 2013 close to midnight from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
IRNSS-1A, the first of the seven satellites of the IRNSS constellation, carries a Navigation payload and a C-band ranging transponder. The satellite is being built at ISRO Satellite Centre, Bangalore. Dr.Nageswar Rao is the Project Director.
Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is an independent regional navigation satellite system. It is designed to provide position accuracy better than 10m over India and the region extending about 1500 kms around India. It will provide an accurate real time Position, Navigation and Time (PNT) services to users on a variety of platforms with 24×7 service availability under all weather conditions.