Live launch of ISRO's GSLV-F12 mission: When and where to watch
This spacecraft is part of the NavIC series, a constellation of satellites designed to enhance monitoring and navigation capabilities.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), is set to launch its advanced navigation satellite NVS-1 on Monday.
Scientists at the ISRO on Sunday at 7.12 am commenced the 27.5 hour countdown for the launch of a navigation satellite on board a GSLV rocket here on May 29.
NavIC signals are designed to provide user position accurate to better than 20-metres and timing accuracy better than 50 nanoseconds. The 51.7 metre tall Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, on its 15th flight, would carry the navigation satellite NVS-01 weighing 2,232 kg on Monday at 10.42 am from the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR) here, about 130 km from Chennai.
"This series incorporates L1 band signals additionally to widen the services. For the first time, an indigenous atomic clock will be flown in NVS-01," Isro said in a release.
Nearly 20 minutes after the flight, the rocket is scheduled to deploy the satellite in a geosynchronous transfer orbit (GTO) at an altitude of about 251 km, ISRO said.
Where to watch the launch of ISRO's GSLV-F12?
You can stay connected with the NVS-1 mission by accessing the live stream provided by ISRO at this location. It offers a direct way to follow the progress of the mission in real time.
To witness the launch from the Launch View Gallery at SDSC-SHAR, Sriharikota, interested individuals can register at lvg.shar.gov.in for an exclusive viewing experience.
The NVS-01 carries navigation payloads L1, L5 and S bands and in comparison with the previous one, the second-generation satellite would also carry an indigeneously developed rubidium atomic clock.
It is for the first time that an indigeneously developed rubidium atomic clock would be used in Monday's launch, ISRO said. According to the space agency, scientists earlier used imported rubidium atomic clocks to determine date and location.
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