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Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday claimed that Internet and satellite communication existed in the days of Mahabharata.
ISRO on Saturday said that the third orbit raising operation of IRNSS-1I is planned to be carried out late tonight.
According to ISRO, NavIC system presently comprises the entire constellation of eight satellites — IRNSS-1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E, 1F, and 1G which are already in their orbital homes in space over India.
PSLV-C41 successfully launches indigenous IRNSS-1I satellite into orbit; slew of navigation applications will start rolling out from next month.
The Indian Space Research Organisation is not facing any funds crunch for its ongoing activities, the agency Chairman said.
The 1,425-kg satellite -- part of the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System -- will be carried by PSLV rocket XL variant.
The Rs 1,420-crore Indian satellite navigation system NavIC consists of nine satellites -- seven in orbit and two as substitutes.
The eight-day-long silence of Indian Space Research Organisation’s most powerful communication satellite, the March 29-launched GSAT-6A.
With each passing day, the hope of reviving military-grade communication satellite GSAT-6A is slowly fading.
Chairman K Sivan says it was an on-board power failure which led to the loss of communication link.
The GSAT-6A satellite, similar to the GSAT-6, is a high power S-band communication satellite configured around I-2K bus.
No contact with master control facility at Hassan for over 36 hours, ISRO keeps fingers crossed.
After the successful long-duration firings, the communication from the GSAT-6A satellite was lost when it was on course for the final firing.
As the nose cone -- also called a fairing -- fell back toward Earth, the parafoils that were supposed to slow its decent became tangled, CNNMoney reported citing SpaceX CEO Elon Musk's tweet.
A report in the state-run Xinhua news agency said the Chinese navigation system will serve countries along the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by the end of 2018.