Come June, India will have initiate the setting up of its own Global Positioning System (GPS) with the launch of the first among seven satellites for the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). The satellite will provide location and weather information across the country and will be launched in the second half of June from Sriharikota, ET reports. Also Read - Today's Google doodle is all about India's 'satellite man': Here's all you need to know
The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System will provide location tracking for users, a restricted positioning system for the Indian defense organizations and also aid the country’s aviation sector. The first satellite, INRSS-1, will be launched using the PSLV-C22, polar satellite launch vehicle from ISRO’s launch pad in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. Also Read - ISRO joins hands with MapmyIndia to develop a Google Maps rival
With the launch of IRNSS, India will be counted among other elite nations like Europe, China and the US who have their own GPS system.