India successfully launched its 33rd PSLV vehicle carrying fifth navigation satellite

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Sriharikota, Jan 20: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Wednesday successfully put into orbit in textbook style its fifth navigation satellite called IRNSS-1E powered by its own PSLV rocket.

The successful launch earmarks agency's first flight to space this year. The mission, designated PSLV-C31, is the 33rd flight of the PSLV vehicle.

India has now moved it closer to joining a select group of nations possessing their own satellite navigation systems.

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