ISRO launched IRNSS 1E / PSLV C31

Date: January 20, 2016

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ISRO on Wednesday launched 'IRNSS-1E' satellite from Sriharikota.IRNSS-1E is the fifth navigation satellite in the IRNSS space segment.

It carries two types of payloads -- navigation and ranging payload.

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The navigation payload will transmit navigation service signals to the users and operating in L5-band and S-band while the other consists of a C-band transponder that facilitates accurate determination of the range of the satellite.

IRNSS-1E has configuration similar to that of its predecessors IRNSS-1A, 1B, 1C and 1D in which ISRO used the XL version of the rocket.

The constellation of seven satellites is planned by ISRO to constitute IRNSS, which would be at par with US-based GPS once the full complement of spacecrafts are launched.