Indian Space Research organisation (ISRO) official said that India will soon join a select group of nations having its own satellite navigation system which is going to be named as Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) which help to know the position, navigation and timing (PNT) services.
The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) will soon have 11 satellites in series to offer navigation and location knowing services.
This was revealed by Suresh V. Kibe of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) at the 98th Indian Science Congress held at SRM University in Kattankulathur.
At present US-owned Global Positioning System (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) belonging to Russia control this services.
He said that Europe's Galileo system and Chinese COMPASS system are also expected to be operational in the next five to ten years.
The PNT services will be seen used in mobile phones, vehicles, aviation, maritime, emergency services, survey and others including military.
- IANS Inputs