Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) took the vehicle tracking system in India to a whole new level with its latest satellite launch. Following the two Galileo satellites that were launched into the European’s navigation system, our indigenous satellite took its place in India’s fleet of navigational satellites. It is the fourth satellite of India’s fleet. The satellite was launched off the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle in a 146 feet high rocket, exactly at 1149 GMT from the Sathish Dhawan Space Center in East India.
The first stage was powered by solid fuel, whose power was enriched by the six strap-on launchers. The rocket blasted into space and the second stage was fueled by hydrazine. The third stage of the rocket again had solid fuel powering. The final and fourth stage of the rocket saw the use of liquid propellants that power kicked the satellite into its right place with its sister navigational satellites. This satellite with a weight of about 1425 kilograms responsible for online vehicle tracking in our country reached its set position exactly 19 minutes after it was blasted off the surface of the earth.
The fourth satellite of India’s 7 satellite fleet was successful in its positioning and soon began functioning. As soon as it reached its position, this navigational satellite extended the solar panels that will help generate energy to power the satellite. Like other global positioning satellites, our satellite will also map location and provide directions using the triangulation technique. Placed in an elliptical orbit that is about 22,300 miles from the earth’s surface, this satellite is focused on the south Asian regions. It is tilted at 30.5 degrees to the equator and will oscillate in the north south direction.
The ISRO has gone to great lengths not only in space research, but also in all the related fields that will help in the development of the nation. This fourth satellite will be greatly helpful emergency response, online vehicle tracking, and mobile communications. It will also find use in fields of mobile communication, marine traffic routing and more.
The future looks bright for the vehicle tracking system in India with ISRO planning to launch more satellites with even higher developed technologies and advanced features. Many Indian companies are making the most of the indigenous resources of data mapping and Indian GPS to set up tracking systems and develop new models of GPS devices. All these features are sure to improve our nation’s knowledge base and wealth.
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