India’s regional navigation system NavICImage Credit source: ISRO
ISRO, which achieved success with Chandrayaan-3 and Aditya L-1, is now going to embark on a new mission. This mission will be very different and unique from the upcoming space programs Gaganyaan and Shukrayaan, which will not only become a new success for India, but will also keep an eye within the borders of China and Pakistan. This will be possible by increasing the capacity of Satellite NaviC. ISRO has started work on this mission and efforts are being made to double the current capacity of NAVIC.
ISRO Chief S Somnath revealed this at the foundation day ceremony of CSIR. Giving information about the upcoming missions of ISRO in the program, S Somnath had said that the scientists of the Indian Space Research Organization are also trying to increase the navigation coverage of Navik, currently its range is up to 1500 km outside India, which will be increased to double. Efforts are being made to do so. If this happens, not only will SAARC countries come within India’s range, a significant part of China will also come under India’s jurisdiction.
What is NavIC?
India has established a regional navigation satellite system to meet the country’s position, navigation and timing requirements, which has been named Navigation with Indian Constellation i.e. NavIC. It is known as India’s first Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). Remains connected to this ground station. There are seven satellites in this system, out of which three satellites are in geostationary orbit, while the remaining four are placed in geosynchronous orbit. At present, they keep an eye on the entire country and cover a range of 1500 kilometers outside the Indian border. This system provides standard position service. Its second category is kept secret which is used only for the strategy of armed forces and security agencies, it is called RS i.e. Restricted Service.
The strength of the army will increase, these needs will also be fulfilled
NavIC also plays an important role in India’s security, apart from this it also fulfills the needs of economic development. After having a range of 1500 to 3000 km, its role will increase further. It will be able to keep an eye on India’s neighboring countries up to three thousand kilometers. With this, the activities of the enemy can be monitored. It can also be adopted in missile navigation. Large scale infiltration etc. will also be controlled. Apart from this, surveillance of marine areas will also increase. Real-time train information system, information about disasters will also be available much in advance.
Only two countries have regional navigation systems
Talking about navigation systems, there are four global systems in the world, these include America’s GPS, Russia’s GLONASS, European Union’s Galileo and China’s Beidool. The special thing is that till now only two countries in the world have their own regional navigation systems. There are navigation systems, one of them is from Japan whose navigation system is named QZSS, while the other is NavIC of India. ISRO scientists are continuously working to increase its range.