Published On : Thu, Aug 31st, 2017

India’s first private sector-built satellite launched by ISRO unsuccessful

IRNSS-1H from Sriharikota
Sriharikota:
The maiden launch of India’s first private-sector manufactured satellite, the IRNSS-1H from the launchpad in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh was declared unsuccessful today.

The 1,425 kg satellite had piggybacked on the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, which was on its 41st mission.

The satellite will fill in for one of the seven orbiting satellite of NAVIC, which is malfunctioning. NAVIC, which is a system of seven satellites, powers India’s homegrown Global Positioning System.

The IRNSS-1H, was built by a consortium led by Alpha Design Technologies, a defence equipment supplier from Bengaluru, over eight months.