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List of Satelites of India

Posted on: November 10, 2009

India has launched about 50 satellites till today. This is a list of them.

1.Aryabhata launched on 19.04.1975 was the First Indian satellite. Provided technological experience in building and operating a satellite system.Launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos.

2.Bhaskara-I launched on 07.06.1979 was the First experimental remote sensing satellite. Carried TV and microwave cameras.Launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos.

3.Bhaskara-II launched on 20.11.1981 was the 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.Launched by Russian launch vehicle Intercosmos.

4.Ariane Passenger (APPLE)launched on 19.06.1981 was the First experimental communication satellite.Provided experience in building and operating a Payload Experiment three-axis stabilised communication satellite. Launched by the European Ariane.

5.Rohini Technology launched on 10.08.1979 was Intended for measuring in-flight performance of first experimental flight of SLV-3,the first Indian launch vehicle. Could not be placed in orbit.

6.Rohini (RS-1) launched on 18.07.1980 was Used for measuring in-flight performance of second experimental launch of SLV-3.

7.Rohini (RS-D1) launched on 31.05.1981 was Used for conducting some remote sensing technology studies using a landmark sensor payload.Launched by the first developmental launch of SLV-3 8.Rohini (RS-D2) launched on 17.04.1983 was Identical to RS-D1. Launched by the second developmental launch of SLV-3.

9.Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-1) launched on 24.03.1987, Carried payload for launch vehicle performance monitoring and for Gamma Ray astronomy. Could not be placed in orbit.

10.Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-2) launched on 13.07.1988 Carried remote sensing payload of German space agency in addition to Gamma Ray astronomy payload. Could not be placed in orbit.

11.Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-C) launched on 20.05.1992 by third developmental flight of ASLV. Carried Gamma Ray astronomy and aeronomy payload.

12.Stretched Rohini Satellite Series (SROSS-C2) launched on 04.05.1994 by fourth developmental flight of ASLV. Identical to SROSS-C. Still in service.

13.INSAT-1A launched on 10.04.1982 was the First operational multi-purpose communication and meteorology satellite procured from USA. Worked only for six months. Launched by US Delta launch vehicle.

14.INSAT-1B launched on 30.08.1983 was Identical to INSAT-1A. Served for more than design life of seven years. Launched by US Space Shuttle.

15.INSAT-1C launched on 21.07.1988 was Same as INSAT-1A. Served for only one and a half years. Launched by European Ariane launch vehicle.

16.INSAT-1D launched on 12.06.1990 is Identical to INSAT-1A. Launched by US Delta launch vehicle. Still in service.

17.INSAT-2A launched on 10.07.1992 is the First satellite in the second-generation Indian-built INSAT-2 series.Has enhanced capability than INSAT-1 series. Launched by European Ariane launch vehicle. Still in service.

18.INSAT-2B launched on 23.07.1993 is the Second satellite in INSAT-2 series. Identical to INSAT-2A. Launched by European Ariane launch vehicle. Still in service.

19.INSAT-2C launched on 07.12.1995 Has additional capabilities such as mobile satellite service, business communication and television outreach beyond Indian boundaries.Launched by European launch vehicle. still in service.

20.INSAT-2D launched on 04.06.1997 is Same as INSAT-2C. Launched by European launch vehicle Ariane. Inoperable since Oct 4, 97 due to power bus anomaly.

21.INSAT-2DT launched in January 1998 Procured in orbit from ARABSAT

22.INSAT-2E launched on 03.04.1999 is Multipurpose communication & meteorological satellite launched by Ariane.

23.INSAT-3B launched on 22.03.2000 is Multipurpose communication – business communication, developmental communication and mobile communication purpose.

24.GSAT-1 launched on 18.04.2001 is an Experimental Satellite for the first developmental flight of Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV-D1.

25.INSAT-3C launched on 24.01.2002 to augment the existing INSAT capacity for communication and broadcasting, besides providing continuity of the services of INSAT-2C.

26.KALPANA-1 launched on 12.09.2002 ,METSAT was the first exclusive meteorological satellite built by ISRO named after Kalpana Chawla.

27.INSAT-3A launched on 10.04.2003 was the Multipurpose Satellite for communication and broadcasting, besides providing meteorological services along with INSAT-2E and KALPANA-1.

28.GSAT-2 launched on 08.05.2003 was Experimental Satellite for the second developmental test flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV

29.INSAT-3E launched on 28.09.2003 is an Exclusive communication satellite to augment the existing INSAT System.

30.EDUSAT launched on 20.09.2004 is India’s first exclusive educational satellite.

31.HAMSAT launched on 05.05.2005 is an Microsatellite for providing satellite based Amateur Radio Services to the national as well as the international community (HAMs).

32.INSAT-4A launched on 22.12.2005 is the most advanced satellite for Direct-to-Home television broadcasting services.

33.INSAT-4C launched on 10.07.2006 is the State-of-the-art communication satellite – could not be placed in orbit.

34.INSAT-4B launched on 12.03.2007 is An identical satellite to INSAT-4A further augment the INSAT capacity for Direct-To-Home (DTH) television services and other communications.

35.INSAT-4CR launched on 02.09.2007 is Designed to provide Direct-To-home (DTH)television services, Video Picture Transmission (VPT) and Digital Satellite News Gathering (DSNG), identical to INSAT- 4C

36.IRS-1A launched on 17.03.1988 is the First operational remote sensing satellite. Launched by a Russian Vostok.

37.IRS-1B launched on 29.08.1991 is Same as IRS-1A. Launched by a Russian Launch vehicle, Vostok. Still in service.

38.IRS-1E launched on 20.09.1993,Carried remote sensing payloads. Could not be placed in orbit.

39.IRS-P2 launched on 15.10.1994,Carried remote sensing payload. Launched by second developmental flight of PSLV.

40.IRS-1C launched on 28.12.1995 Carries advanced remote sensing cameras. Launched by Russian Molniya launch vehicle. Still in service.

41.IRS-P3 launched on 21.03.1996 Carries remote sensing payload and an X-ray astronomy payload. Launched by third developmental flight of PSLV. Still in service.

42.IRS-1D launched on 29.09.1997 is Same as IRS-1C. Launched by India’s PSLV service. In service.

43.IRS-P4 Oceansat launched on 26.05.1999,Carries an Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM) and a Multi-frequency Scanning Microwave Radiometer (MSMR), Launched by India’s PSLV-C2,

44. Technology Experiment Satellite (TES) launched on 22.10.2001 is an Technology Experiment Satellite Launched by PSLV-C3 .

45.IRS-P6 Experiment Satellite Resourcesat-1(TES)launched on 17.10.2003 by PSLV – C5, carries three camera, names, LISS-4, LISS-3 and AwiFS.

46.CARTOSAT -1 launched on 05.05.2005 by PSLV-C6, carries two panchromatic cameras – PAN (fore) and PAN (aft) – with 2.5 meter resolution. The cam mounted with a tilt of +26 deg and -5 deg along the track to provide stereo images.

47.CARTOSAT – 2 launched on 10.01.2007 by PSLV-C7,it is an advanced remote sensing satellite carrying a panchromatic camera capable of providing scene specific spot imageries.

48.SRE – 1 launched on 10.01.2007 by PSLV-C7, Space capsule Recovery Experiment (SRE-1), intended to demonstrate the technology of an orbiting platform for performing experiments in microgravity conditions. SRE-1 was recovered successfully after 12 days over Bay of Bengal.

49.CARTOSAT-2A launched on 28.04.2008 is Identical to CARTOSAT – 2, launched by PSLV-C9.

50.IMS-1 launched on 28.04.2008 by PSLV-C9 along with CARTOSAT-2A and other Eight Nanosatellites.

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