After the major setback in the last launch of the GSAT-6A mission, the elite Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is now gearing up for the PSLV C-41 mission. The Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle C-41 will be launched next week from the Sriharikota launch pad.
The PSLV C-41 vehicle will be carrying IRNSS-1I satellite which will be replacing the IRNSS-1A satellite. The rubidium atomic clocks of the IRNSS-1A satellite recently stopped working. The replacement was supposed to be done last year but the mission failed as the satellite failed to separate from the payload fairing of the PSLV C-39 rocket.
The satellite will be the ninth satellite in the series which will be part of the Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS).