riharikota (Andhra Pradesh): The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday launched its fifth satellite of India Regional Navigation Satellite System – IRNSS-1E — onboard a PSLV rocket from Sriharikota.
It is the first rocket launch of the year for the Indian space agency.
According to ISRO, the lift off of the PSLVC-31/ IRNSS-1E was normal.
The navigation system will also be used for disaster management, vehicle tracking and fleet management, integration with mobile phones, mapping and geodetic data capture, visual and voice navigation for drivers and others.
Till date India has launched four regional navigational satellites (IRNSS-1A, 1B, 1C and ID) as part of a constellation of seven satellites to provide accurate position information service to users across the country and the region, extending up to an area of 1,500 km.