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GSLV-F12 launch

The Indian GSLV launch vehicle roared to space on Monday 29 May from the Sriharikota space centre with the first Indian new generation navigation satellite. NVS-01 was released into a geosynchronous transfer orbit about 19 minutes after the lift-off.

NVS-01, weighing about 2232 kg, is the first of the second-generation satellites for the Indian navigation satellite constellation (NavIC).

Read more about the satellite, the NavIC, and watch the launch video on IRSO's web page.