Indian Navigation system

IRNSS satellite to help locate lost trekkers.

IRNSS satellite to help locate lost trekkers. Image courtesy of Luca Galuzzi from Wikipedia article "Himalayas"

The Indian Space Research Organization launched on the 28 April 2016 the seventh satellite (IRNSS 1G) of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). Being a navigation satellite, this system is likely to be of immense help in finding lost trekkers in the Himalayan ranges, according to the experts.

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India: Navigation Centre inaugurated

Gujarat, India seen from space.

On 28 May, 2013, the Indian Space Research Organisation unveiled a new Navigation Centre in Bangalore Rural Disctrict, as The Economic Times reported. The new Centre (INC) will serve the proposed Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), a constellation of seven satellites that will enable users to determine their precise location and time.

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