IRNSS, Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System

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Does India need it's own GPS system

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  1. sorcerer

    sorcerer Senior Member Senior Member

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    ISRO to Launch 2 Navigation Satellites Before March 31

    Idian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch the last two of the seven constellation satellites by March 31. The satellites -- 1 F and 1 G -- of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System will be ready for launch before March end, said Dr. Mylswamy Annadurai, Director, ISRO Satellite Centre here on Saturday.

    Speaking on the sidelines of an event in a private school here, the ISRO scientist said the Rs.1,350 crore IRNSS project has a total of 9 satellites, with 7 satellites on the orbit and 2 satellites as stand-by.
    According to Dr. Annadurai, once the final satellites are launched, the IRNSS would place India on a par with the US that ruled the orbit with its advanced American Navigation Satellite System.

    Tracing the timeline of the IRNSS project, Dr.Mylswamy said the first satellite 1 A was launched in 2013, followed by satellites 1 B and 1 C in 2014; 1 D in 2015 and 1 E in January this year. On ISRO’s successful Mars Probe Mangalyan, he hinted at a possible order that will allow outsiders (foreign scientists and research institutions) to use the Mars Orbiter Mission for their research. “An order to that effect is likely to be released soon,” he said.

    http://www.thehindu.com/news/nation...satellites-before-march-31/article8173924.ece
     
  2. Indx TechStyle

    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    IRNSS 1F will be launched on 10th February meanwhile IRNSS 1G is scheduled for 31st March. :D
     
  3. Nuvneet Kundu

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    This is based on the Hindu Saptarishi constellation.
     
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    Please elaborate on this......
     
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    7 Stars are there in Saptarshi constellation and 7 satellites are there in IRNSS.
    Many Countries and Supernational Bodies like US, EU, Russia, China, India and Japan name their inventory on ancient trends to represent their cultures.
    Anyway, I wanna see a global system for 35-40 navigation satellites very soon.
     
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    If it's only number you are looking at, then it is fine.

    Saptarishi constellation looks like a kite.

    I would also like to see this expanding into a global Gps-like network.

    One interesting thing about the coverage of IRNSS is that, it's coverage area is exactly the area of influence of india in the region.
     
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    There's more to it than just the number. It is also used by our missiles and satellites as a guidance-by-reference navigation system. Bramhos and Mangalyaan projects use this navigation technique by using various natural constellations as reference points (this is separate from the artificial IRNSS constellation that we are talking about).

    Link : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Celestial_navigation
     
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    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

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    Laga rah bhai. :rofl:
    India wants to become a world power at the league of US, Russia and China. Obviously, before clashing over international issues, we must have a strong grip on our region, like US has in west, Russia has in Eurasia, China had in East Asia, India must have in Indian Ocean Region.
     
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    We should at least send poisonous snakes to Diaego Garcia if not a full invasion. Those freaking white monkeys have no business camping on that island. Or at least sign a mutual non-aggression pact with China and let them conquer it.
     
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    Good one, I didn't know the Brahmos wala part...

    Thanks for the info ....
     
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    Expand India's Power to global level, get a permanent seat in UNSC and start doing bully in Indian Ocean and occupy all Brit and French controlled islands.
    China claims SCS, why we can't at least bully IO?
     
  13. Nuvneet Kundu

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    This is a result of the lessons we learnt during Kargil when the US switched off GPS signals to make sure our guided missiles didn't work. At that time it was decided to start work on a passive navigation system that can work despite GPS ban, or in case of an attack on our own desi-GPS (IRNSS). From that moment on, all our guided systems use some sort of celestial guidance in combination with inertial navigation.

    That UNSC dream is bullshit as it will never get fulfilled by following the rules set by others. The only way to get it is to start breaking the paradigm. The UNSC is based on the premise of having only those nations without which the UNSC can't function. So, hypothetically let's say the 5 members make a resolution to invade Nigeria, but India doesn't like the idea and wants to protect Nigeria. Do we have enough military clout to render that 5-member resolution defunct by sending our military and stalling their plans? if yes then we can be 6th member else not. We must be powerful enough to make sure that we can impede their plans and no plan can be made a success if India disagrees. That is the criteria for UNSC membership.
     
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    India already impedes their many plans, doing nuke teats, building nuke sub's ICBMs, chemical weapons and defying sanctions on Iraq and Iran.

    India's unofficial veto power is famous in the world. P5 sanctioned Iraq and Iran at different times but India defied them all and continued all trade and support. P5 nations could only watch and could do nothing else.
    :peace:
    Either India will get inside the security council or security council will lose it's Value.
    India is already stronger than two UNSC nations(France and Britain) and will overtake remaining with time.
    UNSC and EU will become distinctional and powerless like SAARC.
     
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    Agree with all of it, can you give me some context for the chemical weapons part? I am completely unaware about the status of our chemical weapons program. The official wikipedia report claims that we destroyed it. What's the truth?
     
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    We have lied before that we destroyed them but we were caught again red handed. :biggrin2:
    Anyway, I f we will have even destroyed them, our pharmaceutical industry is enough large to produce enough to send our dear friends to a zombie era. :rofl:
     
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    Any link to news article about the same?
     
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    Got from Wikipedia.
    You will get other links too in it's references.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_and_weapons_of_mass_destruction
     
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    Two things...

    I am guessing the new software defined radio procurement cannot be completed unless navic is fully operational, because SDR will need to have chips compatible with navic.

    No world on replacement of that atomic clock on one of the navic satellites which stopped working towards end of last year.
     

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