The NVS-01 navigation satellite, weighing roughly 2232 kg, was successfully launched into

Geosynchronous transfer orbit by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on May 29.

At precisely 10.42 a.m., the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) at the Satish

Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota, launched the satellite with a tremendous roar.

According to ISRO, "the NVS-O1 satellite was precisely inserted into a Geosynchronous

Transfer Orbit after an excursion of around 19 minutes. The orbit-raising actions that follow

will place NVS-01 in the desired Geosynchronous orbit.

For the successful deployment of the navigation satellite NVS-01 from the control room,

ISRO Chairman S. Somanath praised the team. He complimented the GSLV-F12 for precisely

deploying the satellite in the desired orbit. Chairman Somanath spoke about a previous

mishap that occurred during the F10 mission, highlighting the changes made to the

cryogenic stage and the important lessons discovered as a result. He also stressed the

cryogenic stage's increased reliability as a result. The fact that NVS-01 is the first of a series

of five satellites was also disclosed by him.

The GSLV-F12 mission, according to ISRO, is the 15th flight of India's GSLV and the ninth

Flight utilising a domestic cryogenic stage. In particular, it is also the sixth time that the GSLV

has flown with its own cryogenic stage. The L1, L5, and S bands were used by the navigation

Satellite NVS-01 to carry navigational payloads. In addition, the mission marked an

Important turning point by installing an indigenous atomic clock on NVS-01 for the first time.