Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated scientists for the successful launch of IRNSS-1D satellite on Saturday. He said "it is yet another manifestation of their exemplary efforts."
"Launch of satellite IRNSS-1D is yet another manifestation of the exemplary efforts & utmost brilliance of our scientists. Congrats to them," he tweeted.
Launch of satellite IRNSS-1D is yet another manifestation of the exemplary efforts & utmost brilliance of our scientists. Congrats to them.- Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) March 28, 2015
With the successful launch of IRNSS-1D, the fourth in the series of seven navigational satellites, India is set to operationalise its own navigational system on par with United States' GPS.
IRNSS-1D will provide navigation, tracking and mapping service and has a mission life of 10 years.
While four satellites would be sufficient to start operations of the IRNSS system, the remaining three would make it more accurate and efficient.
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