Concept: NAVIC
Topic: S & T
Category: Space
Related News: Hindu , Apr 28
CNA mentions:1 (Apr 29)

                                                NAVIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation)


The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System or IRNSS with an operational name of NAVIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) is an Indian developed Navigation Satellite System that is used to provide accurate real-time positioning and timing services over India and region extending to 1500 km around India. The fully deployed NAVIC system consists of 3 satellites in GEO orbit and 4 satellites in GSO orbit, approximately 36,000 km altitude above earth surface.

The system consists of a constellation of seven satellites and a support ground segment. Three of the satellites in the constellation are located in geostationary orbit (GEO) at 32.5° East, 83° East, and 131.5° East longitude. The other four are inclined geosynchronous orbit (GSO). Two of the GSOs cross the equator at 55° East and two at 111.75° East.

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