Monday, January 25, 2021

Big News For ISRO! Indian Navigation System (IRNSS) Gets Approval By IMP For Global Operations

In an accomplishment, under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ (Self-Reliant India) initiative, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) received a green signal from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) for operation in the Indian Ocean. 

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The IRNSS is now a component of the World Wide Radio Navigation System (WWRNS) and works like the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS).

It will be used by merchant ships for navigation in the ocean within the area covered by 50°N latitude, 55°E longitude, 5°S latitude and 110°E longitude (approximately up to 1500 km from Indian boundary), reported Press Trust of India (PTI).

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The Maritime Safety Committee (MSC) of IMO during its recent meeting held from November 4-11 has approved the recognition of the IRNSS as a component of the World-Wide Radio Navigation System, Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways said in a statement.

The Directorate General of Shipping (DGS) initiated the matter with the IMO for grant of recognition to IRNSS as a component of the World-Wide Radio Navigation System (similar to GPS and GLONASS), reported The Hindu.

The report prepared by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was submitted to IMO for consideration. includes the details of the tests carried out on merchant ships concerning the accuracy of the system. 

IRNSS is an independent regional navigation satellite system developed by India to provide accurate position information service to assist in the navigation of ships in Indian Ocean waters.

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