The satellite has a 12-year life span. With this launch, India has completed its landmark mission for a regional navigational system on par with US-based GPS. India is now among the only five nations that have their own GPS or navigation system. The well-known GPS is owned by the U.S. Air Force; Russia has GLONASS and China is expanding its regional BeiDou into a global system, also operated by its military. Europe’s GALILEO is a civil global system. They each have between 28 and 35 satellites.
- IRNSS - Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System
- Weight of IRNSS-1G - 1,425-kilogram (3,142 lb)
- Lifespan - 12 years
- IRNSS-1G is the seventh & final of the IRNSS series of satellites. This system of satellites will now provide navigational services to the region.
- Remaining IRNSS Satellites are