In a textbook mission, Indian Space Research Organisation's workhorse PSLV-C32 lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here, about 100 km from Chennai, at 4.01 PM and later injected the IRNSS-IF in sub-Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (sub GTO).
IRNSS-1F is the sixth in the series of seven satellites proposed under the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) that will offer navigational services on par with the US-based Global Positioning System.The first in this series was launched in July 2013.

"Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C-32 has put the satellite in the right orbit. We have only one more in the constellation to complete the regional navigational system, which we hope to do next month," a jubilant ISRO Chairman AS Kiran Kumar said at the Mission Control Centre.

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