Sunday, 21 July 2013



(Sorted initially by launch date.)
SatelliteLaunch DateLaunch VehicleRemarksISRO Link
Aryabhata19 April 1975C-1 IntercosmosProvided technological experience in building and operating a satellite system.[1]
Bhaskara-I7 June 1979C-1 IntercosmosFirst experimental remote sensing satellite. Carried TV and microwave cameras.[2]
Rohini Technology Payload10 August 1979SLV-3Intended for measuring in-flight performance of first experimental flight of SLV-3, the first Indian launch vehicle. Did not achieve orbit.[3]
Rohini RS-118 July 1980SLV-3Used for measuring in-flight performance of second experimental launch of SLV-3.[4]
Rohini RS-D131 May 1981SLV-3Used for conducting some remote sensing technology studies using a landmark sensor payload.Launched by the first developmental launch of SLV-3.[5]
Ariane Passenger Payload Experiment19 June 1981Ariane-1 (V-3)First experimental communication satellite. Provided experience in building and operating a payload experiment three-axis stabilised communication satellite.[6]
Bhaskara-II20 November 1981C-1 IntercosmosSecond 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.[7]
INSAT-1A10 April 1982Delta 3910 PAM-DFirst operational multipurpose communication and meteorology satellite. Procured from USA. Worked for only six months.[8]
Rohini RS-D217 April 1983SLV-3Identical to RS-D1. Launched by the second developmental launch of SLV-3.[9]
INSAT-1B30 August 1983Shuttle [PAM-D]Identical to INSAT-1A. Served for more than design life of seven years.[10]
Stretched Rohini Satellite Series(SROSS-1)24 March 1987ASLVCarried payload for launch vehicle performance monitoring and for gamma ray astronomy. Did not achieve orbit.[11]
IRS-1A17 March 1988VostokEarth observation satellite. First operational remote sensing satellite.[12]
Stretched Rohini Satellite Series(SROSS-2)13 July 1988ASLVCarried remote sensing payload of German space agency in addition to Gamma Ray astronomy payload. Did not achieve orbit.[13]
INSAT-1C21 July 1988Ariane-3Same as INSAT-1A. Served for only one-and-a-half years.[14]
INSAT-1D12 June 1990Delta 4925Identical to INSAT-1A. Still in service. A third stage motor landed from its launch, landed in Australia in 2008.[1][15]
IRS-1B29 August 1991VostokEarth observation satellite. Improved version of IRS-1A.[16]
INSAT-2DT26 February 1992Ariane-44L H10Launched as Arabsat 1C. Procured in orbit from Arabsat in January 1998.[17]
Stretched Rohini Satellite Series(SROSS-C)20 May 1992ASLVCarried gamma ray astronomy and aeronomy payload.[18]
INSAT-2A10 July 1992Ariane-44L H10First satellite in the second-generation Indian-built INSAT-2 series. Has enhanced capability over INSAT-1 series. Still in service.[19]
INSAT-2B23 July 1993Ariane-44L H10+Second satellite in INSAT-2 series. Identical to INSAT-2A. Still in service.[20]
IRS-1E20 September 1993PSLV-D1Earth observation satellite. Did not achieve orbit.[21]
Stretched Rohini Satellite Series(SROSS-C2)4 May 1994ASLVIdentical to SROSS-C. Still in service.[22]
IRS-P215 October 1994PSLV-D2Earth observation satellite. Launched by second developmental flight of PSLV.Mission accomplished after 3 years of service in 1997.[23]
INSAT-2C7 December 1995Ariane-44L H10-3Has additional capabilities such as mobile satellite service, business communication and television outreach beyond Indian boundaries. Still in service.[24]
IRS-1C29 December 1995MolniyaEarth observation satellite. Launched from Baikonur Cosmodrome.[25]
IRS-P321 March 1996PSLV-D3Earth observation satellite. Carries remote sensing payload and an X-ray astronomy payload. Launched by third developmental flight of PSLV.[26]
INSAT-2D4 June 1997Ariane-44L H10-3Same as INSAT-2C. Inoperable since 1997-10-04 due to power bus anomaly.[27]
IRS-1D29 September 1997PSLV-C1Earth observation satellite. Same as IRS-1C.[28]
INSAT-2E3 April 1999Ariane-42P H10-3Multipurpose communication and meteorological satellite.[29]
Oceansat-1 (IRS-P4)26 May 1999PSLV-C2Earth observation satellite. Carries an Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM) and a Multifrequency Scanning Microwave Radiometer (MSMR).[30]
INSAT-3B22 March 2000Ariane-5GMultipurpose communication: business communication, developmental communication, and mobile communication.[31]
GSAT-118 April 2001GSLV-D1Experimental satellite for the first developmental flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV-D1.[32]
Technology Experiment Satellite(TES)22 October 2001PSLV-C3Experimental satellite to test technologies such as attitude and orbit control system, high-torque reaction wheels, new reaction control system, etc.[33]
INSAT-3C24 January 2002Ariane-42L H10-3Designed to augment the existing INSAT capacity for communication and broadcasting and provide continuity of the services of INSAT-2C.[34]
Kalpana-1 (METSAT)12 September 2002PSLV-C4First meteorological satellite built by ISRO. Originally named METSAT. Renamed after Kalpana Chawla who perished in the Space Shuttle Columbia.[35]
INSAT-3A10 April 2003Ariane-5GMultipurpose satellite for communication, broadcasting, and meteorological services along with INSAT-2E and Kalpana-1.[36]
GSAT-28 May 2003GSLV-D2Experimental satellite for the second developmental test flight of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV)[37]
INSAT-3E28 September 2003Ariane-5GCommunication satellite to augment the existing INSAT System.[38]
RESOURCESAT-1(IRS-P6)17 October 2003PSLV-C5Earth observation/remote sensing satellite. Intended to supplement and replace IRS-1C and IRS-1D.[39]
EDUSAT20 October 2004GSLV-F01Also designated GSAT-3. India’s first exclusive educational satellite.[40]
HAMSAT5 May 2005PSLV-C6Microsatellite (42.5 kilograms) for providing satellite-based amateur radio services to the national as well as the international community.[41]
CARTOSAT-15 May 2005PSLV-C6Earth observation satellite. Provides stereographic in-orbit images with a 2.5-meter resolution.[42]
INSAT-4A22 December 2005Ariane-5GSAdvanced satellite for direct-to-home television broadcasting services.[43]
INSAT-4C10 July 2006GSLV-F02Geosynchronous communications satellite. Did not achieve orbit.[44]
CARTOSAT-210 January 2007PSLV-C7Advanced remote sensing satellite carrying a panchromatic camera capable of providing scene-specific spot images.[45]
Space Capsule Recovery Experiment(SRE-1)10 January 2007PSLV-C7Experimental 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.[46]
INSAT-4B12 March 2007Ariane-5ECAIdentical 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).[47]
INSAT-4CR2 September 2007GSLV-F04Identical 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.[48]
CARTOSAT-2A28 April 2008PSLV-C9Earth observation/remote sensing satellite. Identical to CARTOSAT-2.[49]
IMS-1 (Third World Satellite – TWsat)28 April 2008PSLV-C9Low-cost microsatellite imaging mission. Launched as co-passenger with CARTOSAT-2A.[50]
Chandrayaan-122 October 2008PSLV-C11Unmanned lunar probe. Carries 11 scientific instruments built in India, USA, UK, Germany, Sweden and Bulgaria.[51]
RISAT-220 April 2009PSLV-C12Radar 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.[52]
ANUSAT20 April 2009PSLV-C12Research microsatellite designed at Anna University. Carries an amateur radio and technology demonstration experiments.[53]
Oceansat-2 (IRS-P4)23 September 2009PSLV-C14Gathers data for oceanographic, coastal and atmospheric applications. Continues mission of Oceansat-1.[54]
GSAT-415 April 2010GSLV-D3Communications satellite technology demonstrator. Failed to reach orbit due to GSLV-D3 failure.[55]
CARTOSAT-2B12 July 2010PSLV-C15Earth observation/remote sensing satellite. Identical to CARTOSAT-2A.[56]
GSAT-5P / INSAT-4D25 December 2010GSLV-F06C-band communication satellite, failed to reach orbit due to GSLV-F06 failure.[57]
RESOURCESAT-220 April 2011PSLV-C16PSLV-C16 placed three satellites with a total payload mass of 1404 kg - RESOURCESAT-2 weighing 1206 kg, the Indo-Russian YOUTHSAT weighing 92 kg and Singapore's X-SAT weighing 106 kg – into an 822 km polar Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO)..
GSAT-8 / INSAT-4G21 May 2011Ariane-5VA-202Communications satellite carries 24 Ku-band transponders and 2 channel GAGAN payload operating in L1 and L5 band.[59]
GSAT-1215 July 2011PSLV-C17GSAT-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.[60]
Megha-Tropiques12 October 2011PSLV-C18Megha-Tropiques weighs about 1000 kg Lift-off Mass, developed jointly by ISRO and the French Centre National d'√Čtudes Spatiales (CNES). PSLV-C18 is configured to carry four satellites in which, one satellite, developed by Indiaand France, will track the weather, two were developed by educational institutions, and the fourth is from Luxembourg.[61]
RISAT-126 April 2012PSLV-C19RISAT-1, first indigenous all-weather Radar Imaging Satellite (RISAT-1), whose images will facilitate agriculture and disaster management weighs about 1858 kg.[62]
GSAT-10[2]29 September 2012Ariane-5VA-209GSAT-10, India’s advanced communication satellite, is a high power satellite being inducted into the INSAT system. Weighing 3400 kg at lift-off.[63]
SARAL[3]25 February 2013PSLV-C20SARAL, The Satellite with ARGOS and ALTIKA (SARAL) is a joint Indo-French satellite mission for oceanographic studies.[64]
IRNSS-1A[4]1 July 2013PSLV-C22IRNSS-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.[65]

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