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Navigation Indian Constellation (NAVIC)

Navigation Indian Constellation (NAVIC) - formerly also known as The Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) - is a satellite navigation system, similar to GPS or GLONASS - but it's coverage is limited to India. It is developed by ISRO and under complete control of the Indian government.

Technical Details

The system consists of 7 satellites
  • 3 satellites in a geostationary orbit over India
  • 4 satellites in sun-synchronous orbit
Target Accuracy
  • 10 meters throughout the Indian landmass
  • 20 meters in regions around the country

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January 30, 2017 3 atomic clocks fail on 1 Indian satellite, replacement prepped 
April 29, 2016 With IRNSS-1G launch, India completes and renames its navigation constellation 
March 8, 2016 Isro to place sixth IRNSS satellite in orbit 
January 4, 2016 All IRNSS satellites to be in orbit by March: ISRO official 
October 9, 2015 Make IRNSS India’s primary navigation system: Scientific adviser to Defence Minister 
March 11, 2015 IRNSS-1D Launch Rescheduled for March 29 
October 14, 2014 ISRO's IRNSS 1C: Must-know facts 
September 25, 2014 IRNSS Signal in Space ICD Released 
April 5, 2014 India launches 2nd Navigational Satellite 
July 24, 2013 Out in Front: A Star Is Born 
July 11, 2013 IRNSS-1A Reaches Preliminary Destination Orbit 
July 2, 2013 India launches first satellite of regional navigation system 
July 2, 2013 Indian PSLV successfully launches IRNSS-1A navigation satellite 
June 19, 2013 Countdown to launch India's own GPS begins 
June 14, 2013 Indigenous navigation satellite set to fly on July 1 
June 4, 2013 India's First Navigation Satellite Launch Delayed by 2 Weeks: ISRO 
June 3, 2013 Navigation Center for India’s SatNav System Inaugurated 
April 18, 2013 India to have its own GPS soon 
March 17, 2013 Indian Version of GPS: ISRO to Launch First Navigational Satellite in June 
April 10, 2010 Launch of first satellite for Indian Regional Navigation Satellite system next year 
September 5, 2007 India to build a constellation of 7 navigation satellites by 2012 
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