ISRO’s NavIC to feature in mobiles

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News: 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) (the mobile communications standards body) has approved NavIC to be included in mobiles along with GPS

Facts:

About NavIC

Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS): NavIC

  • IRNSS (NavIC) is an independent regional navigation satellite system developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
  • It provides accurate position information service to users in India as well as the region extending up to 1500 km from its boundary which is its primary service area
  • The space segment consists of the IRNSS constellation of eight satellites, NavIC 
  • Types of Services:
    • Standard Positioning Service (SPS): It will be provided to all the users.
    • Restricted Service (RS): It is an encrypted service that will be provided only to authorized users (military and security agencies).
  • Applications:
    • Terrestrial, Aerial and Marine Navigation
    • Disaster Management
    • Vehicle tracking and fleet management
    • Integration with mobile phones
    • Precise Timing
    • Mapping and Geodetic data capture
    • Terrestrial navigation aid for hikers and travelers
    • Visual and voice navigation for drivers.

Additional Information:

Global Positioning System (GPS): It is a U.S.-owned satellite-based radio navigation system that provides users with positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services

Other global GNSS systems: GLONASS (Russia), Galileo (EU), BeiDou (China).