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Indian launches navigation satellite
Posted: Mon, Mar 30, 2015, 8:24 AM ET (1224 GMT)
PSLV launch of IRNSS-1D (ISRO) A PSLV rocket successfully launched the latest in a series of Indian navigation satellites on Saturday. The PSLV rocket lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 7:49 am EDT (1149 GMT, 5:19 pm local time) Saturday and placed the IRNSS-1D satellite into a geosynchronous transfer orbit. The spacecraft is the fourth in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System series of satellites, designed to provide navigation services for India and the surrounding region. The launch was postponed from early March to correct a problem with a transmitted on the spacecraft.
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