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ISRO and CSIR-NPL sign MoU for time and frequency traceability services

The ISRO Telemetry Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) and CSIR-National Physical Laboratory (NPL) have signed MoU to make indigenous regional positioning system-NavIC independent from the US clock system. Until now, the satellites on NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation) managed by the ISRO relied on the US GPS to ensure that the clocks aboard were working ..

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Atomic clocks on indigenous navigation satellite IRNSS-1A develops snag

The atomic clocks on the first satellite IRNSS-1A of the NavIC (Navigation with Indian Constellation), the indigenously built satellite-based positioning system, has developed a technical snag. One of the three crucial rubidium timekeepers (atomic clock) on IRNSS-1A satellites failed six months ago and the other two followed subsequently. ISRO will soon launch one of its ..

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China successfully launches 20th Satellite for BeiDou Navigation System

China has successfully launched 20th new generation satellite into space as part of its domestic BeiDou Navigation System (BDS). It was launched using Long March-3B carrier rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in the south-western province of Sichuan. The 20th new generation satellite has been incorporated with a Hydrogen Atomic Clock which provides most accurate ..

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China launches two new Navigational Satellites into space

China launched two new navigational satellites into space as part of its domestic navigation system BeiDou (meaning Compass). The 18th and 19th satellites (of total constellation of 35 satellites) were successfully launched from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern Sichuan province. About BeiDou Satellite Navigation System BeiDou is 2nd generation of the Chinese navigational ..

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