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Astronomy

List of Indian satellites

Satellite

Launch Date

Launch Vehicle

Remarks

Aryabhata

19 April 1975

C-1 Interkosmos

Provided technological experience in building and operating a satellite system.

Bhaskara-I

7 June 1979

C-1 Interkosmos

First experimental remote sensing satellite. Carried TV and microwave cameras.

Rohini Technology Payload

10 August 1979

SLV-3

Intended for measuring in-flight performance of first experimental flight of SLV-3, the first Indian launch vehicle. Did not achieve orbit.

Rohini RS-1

18 July 1980

SLV-3

Used for measuring in-flight performance of second experimental launch of SLV-3.

Rohini RS-D1

31 May 1981

SLV-3

Used for conducting some remote sensing technology studies using a landmark sensor payload.

Launched by the first developmental launch of SLV-3.

Ariane Passenger Payload Experiment

19 June 1981

Ariane-1 (V-3)

First experimental communication satellite. Provided experience in building and operating a payload experiment three-axis stabilised communication satellite.

Bhaskara-II

20 November 1981

C-1 Intercosmos

Second experimental remote sensing satellite; similar to Bhaskara-1. Provided experience in building and operating a remote sensing satellite system on an end-to-end basis.

INSAT-1A

10 April 1982

Delta 3910 PAM-D

First operational multipurpose communication and meteorology satellite. Procured from USA. Worked for only six months.

Rohini RS-D2

17 April 1983

SLV-3

Identical to RS-D1. Launched by the second developmental launch of SLV-3.

INSAT-1B

30 August 1983

Shuttle [PAM-D]

Identical to INSAT-1A. Served for more than design life of seven years.

Stretched Rohini Satellite Series(SROSS-1)

24 March 1987

ASLV

Carried payload for launch vehicle performance monitoring and for gamma ray astronomy. Did not achieve orbit.

IRS-1A

17 March 1988

Vostok

Earth observation satellite. First operational remote sensing satellite.

Stretched Rohini Satellite Series(SROSS-2)

13 July 1988

ASLV

Carried remote sensing payload of German space agency in addition to Gamma Ray astronomy payload. Did not achieve orbit.

INSAT-1C

21 July 1988

Ariane-3

Same as INSAT-1A. Served for only one-and-a-half years.

INSAT-1D

12 June 1990

Delta 4925

Identical to INSAT-1A. Still in service. A third stage motor landed from its launch, landed in Australia in 2008.[2]

IRS-1B

29 August 1991

Vostok

Earth observation satellite. Improved version of IRS-1A.

INSAT-2DT

26 February 1992

Ariane-44L H10

Launched as Arabsat 1C. Procured in orbit from Arabsat in January 1998.

Stretched Rohini Satellite Series(SROSS-C)

20 May 1992

ASLV

Carried gamma ray astronomy and aeronomy payload.

INSAT-2A

10 July 1992

Ariane-44L H10

First satellite in the second-generation Indian-built INSAT-2 series. Has enhanced capability over INSAT-1 series. Still in service.

INSAT-2B

23 July 1993

Ariane-44L H10+

Second satellite in INSAT-2 series. Identical to INSAT-2A. Still in service.

IRS-1E

20 September 1993

PSLV-D1

Earth observation satellite. Did not achieve orbit.

Stretched Rohini Satellite Series(SROSS-C2)

4 May 1994

ASLV

Identical to SROSS-C. Still in service.

IRS-P2

15 October 1994

PSLV-D2

Earth observation satellite. Launched by second developmental flight of PSLV.

Mission accomplished after 3 years of service in 1997.

INSAT-2C

7 December 1995

Ariane-44L H10-3

Has additional capabilities such as mobile satellite service, business communication and television outreach beyond Indian boundaries. Still in service.

IRS-1C

29 December 1995

Molniya

Earth observation satellite. Launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome.

IRS-P3

21 March 1996

PSLV-D3

Earth observation satellite. Carries remote sensing payload and an X-ray astronomy payload. Launched by third developmental flight of PSLV.

INSAT-2D

4 June 1997

Ariane-44L H10-3

Same as INSAT-2C. Inoperable since 1997-10-04 due to power bus anomaly.

IRS-1D

29 September 1997

PSLV-C1

Earth observation satellite. Same as IRS-1C.

INSAT-2E

3 April 1999

Ariane-42P H10-3

Multipurpose communication and meteorological satellite.

Oceansat-1(IRS-P4)

26 May 1999

PSLV-C2

Earth observation satellite. Carries an Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM) and a Multi-frequency Scanning Microwave Radiometer (MSMR).

INSAT-3B

22 March 2000

Ariane-5G

Multipurpose communication: business communication, developmental communication, and mobile communication.

GSAT-1

18 April 2001

GSLV-D1

Experimental satellite for the first developmental flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV-D1.

Technology Experiment Satellite(TES)

22 October 2001

PSLV-C3

Experimental satellite to test technologies such as attitude and orbit control system, high-torque reaction wheels, new reaction control system, etc.

INSAT-3C

24 January 2002

Ariane-42L H10-3

Designed to augment the existing INSAT capacity for communication and broadcasting and provide continuity of the services of INSAT-2C.

Kalpana-1(METSAT)

12 September 2002

PSLV-C4

First meteorological satellite built by ISRO. Originally named METSAT. Renamed after Kalpana Chawla who perished in the Space Shuttle Columbia.

INSAT-3A

10 April 2003

Ariane-5G

Multipurpose satellite for communication, broadcasting, and meteorological services along with INSAT-2E and Kalpana-1.

GSAT-2

8 May 2003

GSLV-D2

Experimental satellite for the second developmental test flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV)

INSAT-3E

28 September 2003

Ariane-5G

Communication satellite to augment the existing INSAT System.

RESOURCESAT-1(IRS-P6)

17 October 2003

PSLV-C5

Earth observation/remote sensing satellite. Intended to supplement and replace IRS-1C and IRS-1D.

EDUSAT

20 October 2004

GSLV-F01

Also designated GSAT-3. India’s first exclusive educational satellite.

HAMSAT

5 May 2005

PSLV-C6

Microsatellite (42.5 kilograms) for providing satellite-based amateur radio services to the national as well as the international community.

CARTOSAT-1

5 May 2005

PSLV-C6

Earth observation satellite. Provides stereographic in-orbit images with a 2.5-meter resolution.

INSAT-4A

22 December 2005

Ariane-5GS

Advanced satellite for direct-to-home television broadcasting services.

INSAT-4C

10 July 2006

GSLV-F02

Geosynchronous communications satellite. Did not achieve orbit.

CARTOSAT-2

10 January 2007

PSLV-C7

Advanced remote sensing satellite carrying a panchromatic camera capable of providing scene-specific spot images.

Space Capsule Recovery Experiment(SRE-1)

10 January 2007

PSLV-C7

Experimental satellite intended to demonstrate the technology of an orbiting platform for performing experiments in microgravity conditions. Launched as a co-passenger with CARTOSAT-2. SRE-1 was de-orbited and recovered successfully after 12 days over Bay of Bengal.

INSAT-4B

12 March 2007

Ariane-5ECA

Identical to INSAT-4A. Further augments the INSAT capacity for direct-to-home (DTH) television services and other communications. On the night of 7 July INSAT-4B experienced a power supply glitch which led to switching 'off' of 50 per cent of the transponder capacity (6 Ku and 6 C-Band transponders).

INSAT-4CR

2 September 2007

GSLV-F04

Identical to INSAT-4C. It carried 12 high-power Ku-band transponders designed to provide direct-to-home (DTH) television services, Digital Satellite News Gathering etc.

CARTOSAT-2A

28 April 2008

PSLV-C9

Earth observation/remote sensing satellite. Identical to CARTOSAT-2.

IMS-1(Third World Satellite TWsat)

28 April 2008

PSLV-C9

Low-cost microsatellite imaging mission. Launched as co-passenger with CARTOSAT-2A.

Chandrayaan-1

22 October 2008

PSLV-C11

Unmanned lunar probe. Carries 11 scientific instruments built in India, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden and Bulgaria.

RISAT-2

20 April 2009

PSLV-C12

Radar imaging satellite used to monitor India's borders and as part of anti-infiltration and anti-terrorist operations. Launched as a co-passenger with ANUSAT.

ANUSAT

20 April 2009

PSLV-C12

Research microsatellite designed at Anna University. Carries an amateur radio and technology demonstration experiments.

Oceansat-2(IRS-P4)

23 September 2009

PSLV-C14

Gathers data for oceanographic, coastal and atmospheric applications. Continues mission of Oceansat-1.

GSAT-4

15 April 2010

GSLV-D3

Communications satellite technology demonstrator. Failed to reach orbit due to GSLV-D3 failure.

CARTOSAT-2B

12 July 2010

PSLV-C15

Earth observation/remote sensing satellite. Identical to CARTOSAT-2A.

StudSat

12 July 2010

PSLV-C15

First Indian pico-satellite (weighing less than 1 kg). Developed by a team from seven engineering colleges from Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

GSAT-5P/INSAT-4D

25 December 2010

GSLV-F06

C-band communication satellite, failed to reach orbit due to GSLV-F06 failure.

RESOURCESAT-2

20 April 2011

PSLV-C16

RESOURCESAT-2, ISRO's eighteenth remote-sensing satellite, followed RESOURCESAT-1. PSLV-C16 placed three satellites with a total payload mass of 1404 kg RESOURCESAT-2 weighing 1206kg, the Indo-Russian YOUTHSAT weighing 92kg and Singapore's X-SAT weighing 106kg into an 822km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO).

Youthsat

20 April 2011

PSLV-C16

Indo-Russian stellar and atmospheric satellite with the participation of university students. It weighed 92 kg

GSAT-8/ INSAT-4G

21 May 2011

Ariane-5VA-202

Communications satellite carries 24 Ku-band transponders and 2 channel GAGAN payload operating in L1 and L5 band.

GSAT-12

15 July 2011

PSLV-C17

GSAT-12 communication satellite built by ISRO, weighs about 1410 kg at lift-off. GSAT-12 is configured to carry 12 Extended C-band transponders to meet the country's growing demand for transponders in a short turn-around-time. The 12 Extended C-band transponders of GSAT-12 will augment the capacity in the INSAT system for various communication services like Tele-education, Telemedicine and for Village Resource Centres (VRC).Mission life About 8 Years.

Megha-Tropiques

12 October 2011

PSLV-C18

Megha-Tropiques weighs about 1000 kg Lift-off Mass, developed jointly by ISRO and the French Centre National d'Études Spatiales (CNES). PSLV-C18 is configured to carry four satellites in which, one satellite, developed by India and France, will track the weather, two were developed by educational institutions, and the fourth is from Luxembourg.

Jugnu

12 October 2011

PSLV-C18

Nano-satellite weighing 3 kg developed by IIT Kanpur

RISAT-1

26 April 2012

PSLV-C19

RISAT-1, first indigenous all-weather Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT-1), whose images will facilitate agriculture and disaster management weighs about 1858 kg.

SRMSAT

26 April 2012

PSLV-C18

Nano-satellite weighing 10.9 kg developed by SRM University.

GSAT-10

29 September 2012

Ariane-5VA-209

GSAT-10, India’s advanced communication satellite, is a high power satellite being inducted into the INSAT system. Weighing 3400 kg at lift-off.

SARAL

25 February 2013

PSLV-C20

SARAL, The Satellite with ARGOS and ALTIKA (SARAL) is a joint Indo-French satellite mission for oceanographic studies.

IRNSS-1A

1 July 2013

PSLV-C22

IRNSS-1A is the first satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).

It is one of the seven satellites constituting the IRNSS space segment.

INSAT-3D

26 July 2013

Ariane-5

INSAT-3D is the meteorological Satellite with advanced weather monitoring payloads.

GSAT-7

30 August 2013

Ariane-5

GSAT-7 is the advanced multi-band communication satellite dedicated for military use.

Mars Orbiter Mission(MOM)

5 November 2013

PSLV-C25

The Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), informally called Mangalyaan is India's first Mars orbiter.

GSAT-14

5 January 2014

GSLV-D5

GSAT-14 is the twenty third geostationary communication satellite of India to augment the In-orbit capacity of Extended C and Ku-band transponders.

IRNSS-1B

4 April 2014

PSLV-C24

IRNSS-1B is the second satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).

IRNSS-1C

10 November 2014

PSLV-C26

IRNSS-1C is the third satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS).

GSAT-16

7 December 2014

Ariane-5

GSAT-16 is twenty fourth communication satellite of India configured to carry a total of 48 communication transponders.