Friday, April 29, 2016

India's Own Satellite Navigation System - NAVIC

On Apr 28 2016 - ISRO - Indian Space Research Organisation's dedicated efforts and the launch of IRNSS-1G 

India joins an elite club of 5 nations that have their own GPS

There are various applications of IRNSS which is named NAVIC - Military, Terrestrial, Aerial and Marine, Navigation, Disaster Management, Vehicle tracking and fleet management, Integration with mobile phones, Precise Timing, Mapping and Geodetic data capture, Terrestrial navigation aid for hikers and travellers,Visual and voice navigation for drivers. 

A regional navigation satellite system with just seven spacecraft and in civil domain is unique to India. 

  • Accuracy of better than 20m 
  • Area extending up to 1,500 sq. km around India
  • Operational frequency - L5 Band - 1176.45MHz & S Band - 2492.028MHz
  • Modulation - BPSK/RHCP
  • Channels - 36 Total (11 Channels in L5 band + 11 in S band)

About Devendra Kulkarni

Plane Spotter & Aviation Photographer from India. Crazy about planes & flying machines, exploring new things over different domains such as Tech. Space. Aviation. Travel. Adventure. and many more.

Founder of Plane Spotters India - India's largest aviation enthusiasts community |

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