Apple iPhone 15 series includes ISRO-made NavIC satellite system, a milestone for India: Union minister.

 Apple iPhone 15 series includes ISRO-made NavIC satellite system, a milestone for India: Union minister.

Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Union Minister of State for Electronics, Information, and Technology, stated on Thursday. The recently released Apple iPhone 15 series has the NavIC satellite system built by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), calling it a “milestone for India.” He said that it was a “proud moment”. Because these phones were accessible in India on the same day as they were in New York and London.

“Apple, the largest technological corporation in the world, has unveiled its new iPhone 15. India is setting two goals with this launch. First off, the iPhone 15 will become available in India on the same day as it did in New York and London. The second is that the iPhone 15 include the NavIC GPS satellite system created by ISRO. A Union minister cited as saying by the news agency ANI.

The much awaited iPhone 15 series unveiled by Apple Inc. on Tuesday at its yearly event, “Wonderlust.”

What is NavIC?

In order to meet the needs of the country in terms of location, navigation, and timing. ISRO built a regional navigation satellite system called Navigation with Indian Constellation (NavIC). Formerly known as the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). It started to lessen reliance on global satellite navigation systems run by other countries.

NavIC, a project that ISRO independently developed, initially approved in 2006 with a budget of $174 million (1,426 crore), with a completion date anticipated for late 2011. It started to function in 2018.

The Standard Position Service (SPS) for civilian users and the Restricted Service (RS) for strategic users the two services offered by NavIC. Both the L5 (1176.45 MHz) and S bands (2498.028 MHz) offer these services.

NavIC’s coverage region covers all of India and stretches outward up to 1500 km. Transmissions from various global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), such as GPS, Glonass, Galileo, and BeiDou, are compatible with NavIC SPS transmissions.

Terrestrial, aerial, and maritime transportation, location-based services, personal mobility, resource monitoring, surveying, scientific research, time dissemination, synchronization. The distribution of safety-of-life warnings are all uses of the NavIC.

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