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    Indian Space agency Isro’s sixth navigation satellite IRNSS-1F will be launched on board trusted workhorse — PSLV C32 — at 4pm on 10th March from the Satish Dhavan Space Centre at Sriharikota about 100 km from Chennai. The satellite is aimed at providing navigation services on par with the US-based Global Positioning System. The 54-and-half hour countdown began on Wednesday after the Mission Readiness Review Committee and Launch Authorisation Board cleared it and currently, it was “progressing normal”, Isro officials said to media.

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    The space agency had launched five navigation satellites before, under the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite system. The five satellites already launched are IRNSS-1A on July 1,2013, IRNSS-1B on April 4, 2014, IRNSS-1C on October 16, 2014, IRNSS-1D on March 28, 2015 and IRNSS-1E on January 20, 2016.

    As In its previous five launches of IRNSS satellites.PSLV-c32 will use ‘XL’version of pslv.This is the twelth time ‘XL’ configuration is being flown, earllier eleventh being PSLV-C11/Chandrayan-1, PSLV-C17/GSAT-12, PSLV-C19/RISAT-1, PSLV-C22/IRNSS-1A, PSLV-C25/Mars Orbiter Spacecraft, PSLV-C24/IRNSS-1B, PSLV-C26/IRNSS-1C, PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D, PSLV-C28/DMC3, PSLV-C30/ASTROSAT and PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E misssions.

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