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ISRO SET TO LAUNCH SATELLITE WITH CORRECTED CLOCKS

ISRO SET TO LAUNCH SATELLITE WITH CORRECTED CLOCKS Indian Space Research Organisation will soon launch a replacement navigation satellite fitted with corrected atomic clocks to make up for the crippled satellite, IRNSS-1A. The upcoming IRNSS-1H will be sent up towards the end of August and a date is yet to be fixed, ISRO Chairman A.S. Kiran Kumar said. Its launch became imperative after all three rubidium atomic clocks on IRNSS-1A failed in mid-2016, Mr. Kumar told The Hindu. Three more clocks failed later across the fleet of seven satellites, which together had 21 atomic clocks.   More



(Source: The Hindu - Aug 5)

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