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IRNSS-1C: India's eye in the sky

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IRNSS-1C Satellite in Clean Room at ISRO Satellite Centre.
IRNSS-1C Satellite undergoing Vibration Test at ISRO Satellite Centre.
IRNSS-1C Satellite undergoing Acoustic Test at ISRO Satellite Centre.
Nozzle End Segment of PSLV-C26 First (core) Stage being hoisted during Vehicle Assembly.
Nozzle End Segment of PSLV-C26 First (core) Stage being hoisted during Vehicle Assemby.
Assembly of PSLV-C26 Third and Fourth Stages in progress at Mobile Service Tower.
PSLV-C26 inside Moible Service Tower prior to Satellite Integration.
IRNSS-1C Satellite being placed on top of PSLV-C26 Fourth Stage.
Assembly of IRNSS-1C Satellite with PSLV-C26 Fourth Stage under progress.
The IRNSS-1C, the third of the seven navigation satellites in the Indian Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS), has wide-ranging applications in terrestrial, aerial and marine navigation. From vehicle tracking to fleet management and from disaster management to mapping, the satellite extends services to its clients. Photo: B. Jothiramalingam
The IRNSS-C1 carried two types of payloads, one for transmitting navigation service signals to the users and another consisting of a C-band transponder to facilitate Cube Retro Reflectors for laser ranging.
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