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List of Indian Satellites

List of Indian Satellites

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List of Indian satellites
India has launched more than 50 satellites of various typessince its first attempt in 1975. Satellites have been launchedfrom variousvehicles, including American, Russian, Europeansatellite-launch rockets, and the U.S. Space Shuttle. Theorganisation responsible for Indian satellites is theIndianSpace Research Organisation(ISRO).
SatellitesSatelliteLaunchDateLaunch VehicleRemarks
Aryabhata19Apr1975IntercosmosProvided technological experiencein building and operating asatellite system.askara-I07Jun1979IntercosmosFirst experimental remote sensingsatellite. Carried TV and microwavecameras.RohiniTechnologyPayload10Aug1979SatelliteLaunch
Vehicle (SLV)Intended for measuring in-flightperformance of first experimentalflight of SLV-3, the first Indianlaunch vehicle. Did not achieveorbit.Rohini RS-118Jul1981SLV-3Used for measuring in-flightperformance of second experimentallaunch of SLV-3.Rohini RS-D131May1981SLV-3Used for conducting some remotesensing technology studies using alandmark sensor payload.Launched bythe first developmental launch ofSLV-3.Ariane19JunArianeFirst experimental communication
PassengerPayloadExperiment1981satellite. Provided experience inbuilding and operating a payloadexperiment three-axis stabilisedcommunication satellite.Bhaskara-II20Nov1981IntercosmosSecond experimental remote sensingsatellite; similar to Bhaskara-1.Provided experience in building andoperating a remote sensingsatellite system on an end-to-endbasis.INSAT-1A10Apr1982DeltalaunchvehicleFirst operational multipurposecommunication and meteorologysatellite. Procured from USA.Worked for only six months.Rohini RS-D217Apr1983SLV-3Identical to RS-D1. Launched by thesecond developmental launch of SLV-3.INSAT-1B30Aug1983U.S.SpaceShuttleIdentical to INSAT-1A. Served formore than design life of sevenyears.IRS-1A17Mar1988
VostokEarth observation satellite. Firstoperational remote sensingsatellite.StretchedRohiniSatelliteSeries (SROSS-1)1987-03-24ASLVCarried payload for launch vehicleperformance monitoring and forgamma ray astronomy. Did notachieve orbit.StretchedRohiniSatelliteSeries (SROSS-2)13Jul1988ASLVCarried remote sensing payload ofGerman space agency in addition toGamma Ray astronomy payload. Didnot achieve orbit.INSAT-1C21JulArianeSame as INSAT-1A. Served for only
1988one-and-a-half years.INSAT-1D12Jun1990DeltalaunchvehicleIdentical to INSAT-1A. Still inservice.IRS-1B29Aug1991VostokEarth observation satellite.Improved version of IRS-1A.StretchedRohiniSatelliteSeries (SROSS-C)20May1992ASLVCarried gamma ray astronomy andaeronomy payload.INSAT-2DT26Feb1992ArianeLaunched asArabsat 1C. Procured inorbit from Arabsat in 1998.INSAT-2A1992-07-10ArianeFirst satellite in the second-generation Indian-built INSAT-2series. Has enhanced capabilityover INSAT-1 series. Still inservice.INSAT-2B23Jul1993ArianeSecond satellite in INSAT-2 series.Identical to INSAT-2A. Still inservice.IRS-1E20Sep1993PSLV-D1Earth observation satellite. Didnot achieve orbit.StretchedRohiniSatelliteSeries (SROSS-C2)04May1994ASLVIdentical to SROSS-C. Still inservice.IRS-P215Oct1994PSLV-D2Earth observation satellite.Launched by second developmentalflight of PSLV.INSAT-2C07Dec1995ArianeHas additional capabilities such asmobile satellite service, businesscommunication and television

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