NavIC: GPS of INDIA by ISRO

NavIC: GPS of INDIA by ISRO

To promote the use of ‘NAVigation with the Indian Constellation’ (NavIC), the Indian version of GPS, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will introduce the L1 frequency in all its future satellites.

About NAVIC:

NavIC is India’s indigenous alternative to GPS.

It had developed by ISRO and operationalized in 2018. (1st approved in 2006)

NavIC or the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) is designed with a constellation of 7 satellites and a network of ground stations operating 24×7.

There are a total of eight satellites however only seven remain active.

Significance:

India became one of the 5 countries having their own navigation system.

Four global systems:

GPS from the U.S.

GLONASS from Russia.

Galileo from European Union

BeiDou from China.
Two regional systems:

NavIC from India

QZSS from Japan.

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