Know About India’s own navigation system, which is built by ISRO and named NavIC (NAVigation with Indian Constellation), which some people also know as IRNSS (Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System).
What is NavIC?
NavIC is a navigation system created by India. The best example of navigation here is the GPS that you can assume is a US-made technology. So far you are taking GPS help for work like finding the way on Google Map, but now you will use the indigenous NavIC for all these tasks.
After sending Navic into space, India has become the fourth country in the world to have its own navigation system, USA, Rasiya, China, and then India respectively. This satellite has been named by the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, to honor the name of the sea soldiers.
The entire cost of making it is only Rs. 1420 crores, which is similar to ₹ 12 for every Indian citizen, which is much lower than the making a satellite normally.
This navigation system can give accurate information on the distance of 1500 km in India and its armpits. So far, a total of 7 satellites of this navigation system have been successfully sent to space and ISRO’s statement is that the 7 count is to reach 11, which will increase the strength and speed of the navigation system manifold. Isro’s specialty is that their employees are very mature and hardworking with high vision angles so that India continues to get high-class technology.
Why was there a need to build an indigenous Navigation System?
In fact, it was at the time of the 1999 Kargil War, when India sought help from the US government to find out the status of Pakistani enemies, the US government refused them, only then India’s ISRO was determined that India would have to build its own navigation system, and now you can see the consequences.
Utility for the common man
The common man can use this navigation system in his mobile phone, just need hardware to send and take signals to this navigation system, which is restored to several processors, for reference-
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 460
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 662
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 765
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
How NavIC will help the government:
✅ Its use in military operations: It is very capable of giving our soldiers accurate information about the origin of the enemies, as the navigation system can easily accurately enumerate the earth’s surface up to 10 meters in height, and with the help of this satellite, the exact location can also be estimated for the explosion of explosives.
✅ Help to fishermen: With the help of this navigation system, the government can help the fishermen immensely by giving them accurate information about the area of fish surplus, as this navigation system can easily be counted up to 20 meters of the sea.
Comparison of NavIC with GPS and GLONASS:
It can be easily used in smartphones along with navigation systems, GPS and GLONASS, and this navigation system is also typical that it will provide more accurate and faster data than GPS and GLONASS, as this navigation system uses dual bands (L5 and S-band), while GPS I have only been using single bands so far, complete accuracy and speed. As it is guaranteed, ISRO believes that when it comes to coverage base, GPS proves to be much better than the sailor, with the help of GPS, the whole world can get information, while the sailor is able to provide information only to India, China, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and other countries nearby. GPS has so far total 32 satellite geostationary orbits while NavIC is only 7 satellite geostationary orbits so far.
The navigation system has so far been sent to 7 satellite space, with a total of 9 satellite launches ranging from IRNSS 1A to IRNSS 1I, in which IRNSS 1A clock launch failed, which was restarted with the help of IRNSS 1H, launching dates are below:
- First Satellite – July 2013
- Second Satellite – April 2014
- Third Satellite- October 2014
- Fourth Satellite- March 2015
- Fifth Satellite- January 2016
- Sixth Satellite- March 2016
- Seventh Satellite- April 2016
This navigation system is fully built by ISRO, without the help of any other countries and at a very low cost, this navigation system can easily inform the Government of India about any movement in our country and the nearest countries around it, which is a matter of great pride and this satellite has increased the pride and pride of India. In comparison, the security system of the country has become stronger with the help of it.
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