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IRNSS-1A

 Launch Date:01.07.2013

irnss-1a

IRNSS-1A is the first satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). It is one of the seven satellites constituting the IRNSS space segment.

Payloads - IRNSS-1A carries two types of payloads navigation payload and ranging payload. The navigation payload of IRNSS-1A will transmit navigation service signals to the users. This payload will be operating in L5 band (1176.45 MHz) and S band (2492.028 MHz). A highly accurate Rubidium atomic clock is part of the navigation payload of the satellite. The ranging payload of IRNSS-1A consists of a C-band transponder which facilitates accurate determination of the range of the satellite. IRNSS-1A also carries Corner Cube Retro Reflectors for laser ranging.

Lift-off Mass 1425 kg
Physical Dimensions 1.58 metre x 1.50 metre x 1.50 metre
Orbit Geosynchronous, at 55 deg East longitude with 29 deg inclination
Power Two solar panels generating 1660 W, one lithium-ion battery of 90 Ampere-Hour capacity
Propulsion 440 Newton Liquid Apogee Motor, twelve 22 Newton Thrusters
Control System Zero momentum system, orientation input from Sun & star Sensors and Gyroscopes; Reaction Wheels, Magnetic Torquers and 22 Newton thrusters as actuators
Launch date July 01, 2013
Launch site SDSC SHAR Centre, Sriharikota, India
Launch vehicle PSLV – C22
Mission life Ten Years
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