India's own GPS system gets one step closer to launch
New Delhi : With ISRO launching its fifth satellite earlier today India has gone a step closer to launch its very own GPS system by the end of this year.
Two more satellites will be launched in coming days to ensure flawless connectivity and accuracy across Indian roads.
Four satellites have already been placed and are operating well from the skies.
India is in a position to launch the services but, ISRO doesn’t want to take any chances, with this service is likely to be made available by end of this year; after remaining two satellites are launched.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended his greetings to ISRO for successful launch of fifth satellite.
ISRO says the new system will come with an accuracy of less than 20 metres and will primarily focus 1500 Kms of the border region.
The system is likely to give tough competition to United States’ already available GPS system.