ISRO ready to launch two new satellites this year

Published on March 30, 2015 09:54:54 AM
Technology
Indian space agency has stated that India is going to unveil two new navigational satellites this year and one more, next year to offer navigational services in the middle of 2016.

However, ISRO has denied certain claims that are surrounding the launch. The space agency denied shifting their focus and delaying the operationalisation of the navigation satellite system.

India is expected to launch a satellite on March 28, a part of the three launches that are in the pipeline ISRO has scheduled.

"We will surely be launching two more navigation satellites this year apart from tomorrow's (March 28) launch. At the end of the year we will have six navigation satellites up in the sky out of the constellation of seven such satellites," senior officials of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told IANS preferring anonymity.

The first four satellites that were launched between 2013 and 2014, will set up the operations for navigation while the remaining three satellites would help in providing accurate results. ISRO wants to put the navigation system on par with US standards. As per the sources, the last satellite launch is expected to go into the space by early 2016 and by mid of the same year, full-fledged navigational services would be materialised.