India: Come January 20 and India will launch its fifth regional navigation satellite system, IRNSS-1E. The spacecraft will help in disaster management, vehicle-tracking and fleet management, mapping and geodetic data capture, visual and voice navigation for drivers, etc.
The director of Indian Space Research Organization, M. Annadurai, tells, “We are loading fuel in the rocket for the launch of the fifth regional navigation satellite system (IRNSS-1E) on January 20 from our spaceport. The system will provide two types of services – standard positioning services to all users and restricted services to authorized users.”
Moreover, ISRO will put the sixth (IRNSS-1F) and seventh satellites (IRNSS-1G) in the earth's lower orbit in mid-February and by March 31 respectively.