Isro To launch Country’s 6th Navigation Satellite On March 10

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The Indian Space Agency is gearing up  for the launch of the PSLV-C32 mission on March 10th that  would place the 6th navigational satellite IRNSS-1F in  the orbit. The countdown for the launch, that would take place  from the SHAR Range at Sriharikota, would begin on 9th march.

According to Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) that the 44.4 m tall, PSLV-C32, in its 34th flight and  with a lift of mass of 320 tonnes, would lift off from the  Second Launch Pad at 1600 hrs. The Launch Authorisation Board would meet this evening at  the Satish Dhawan Space Centre(SDPC) and clear the mission after  which the 54-and-a-half-hour countdown would begin from  0930 hrs on 10th march.
 
With 33 successive successful missions,  the PSLV-C32, after a flight duration of about 20 minutes, will place IRNSS-1F, the  6th satellite of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), in  the sub Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit  (sub GTO), with a perigee of 284 km (nearest  point to earth) and an apogee of 20,657 km  (farthest point to earth) with an inclination  of 17.86 deg to the equatorial plane. As in the previous five launches of  IRNSS satellites, PSLV-C32 will use  XL version of PSLV.

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