ISRO Successfully Launches GSLV-F12 Mission To Deploy NVS-01 NavIC Navigation Satellite
ISRO Successfully Launches GSLV-F12 Mission To Deploy NVS-01 NavIC Navigation SatelliteISRO launch of the GSLV-F12/NVS-01 on 29 May 2023

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday (29 May) successfully accomplished its mission GSLV-F12/NVS-01.

The space agency launched the NVS-01 navigation satellite on board its geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV) and deployed it in a geosynchronous transfer orbit.

The rocket lifted off from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre-Sriharikota Range (SDSC-SHAR) at 10.42 am.

After a flight of about 19 minutes, the NVS-01 satellite was injected precisely into a geosynchronous transfer orbit.

"Subsequent orbit-raising manoeuvres will take NVS-01 into the intended Geosynchronous orbit," ISRO said in a tweet.

NVS-01 is the first of India's second-generation NavIC ('Navigation with Indian Constellation') satellites that accompany enhanced features.

The 2,232 kg navigation satellite features navigation payloads L1, L5, and S bands, including an indigenous atomic clock, a first of its kind.

According to ISRO, NavIC is a regional navigation satellite system established to meet the positioning, navigation and timing requirements of the nation. NavIC was previously known as the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).

The GSLV-F12 is India's fifteenth GSLV flight and the ninth with an indigenous cryogenic stage. It's also the sixth operational flight with such a stage.

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