List of Satellites Launched by India 1975 to 2024

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List of Satellites Launched By India: India has been successfully launching satellites of various types since 1975. The India Space Research Organization (ISRO) is considered as the Sole Space agency of India and was formed in 1969. The headquarters of Indian Space research Organistion (ISRO) is in Bangalore. The main objective of ISRO is to design and develop new launch vehicles and satellites for earth observation, communication, navigation, meteorology and space science.

This list covers most artificial satellites built in and operated by the Republic of India. India has been successfully lunching satellites of various types from 1975. Apart from India rockets, these satellites have been launched from various vehicles, including American, Russian and European rockets sometimes as well. The organization responsible for India's space Program is ISRO and it shoulders the bulk of the responsibility of designing, building, launching and operating these satellites. List of satellites launched by India is given below with all details.

List of Satellites Launched by India

The list of satellites launched by India from 1957 to 2024 is given below with all details.

Year of LaunchSatellite NameImportance
1975AryabhataFirst Indian satellite Aryabhata built by ISRO was launched on 19 April1975 from Kapustin Yar (Astrakhan Oblast Russia). Its objective was to gain experience in building and operating satellites in space.
1979Bhaskara-IFirst experimental remote sensing satellite that carried TV and microwave cameras.
1979Rohini Technology PayloadThe first Indian launch vehicle SLV3.
1980Rohini RS-1India’s first indigenous satellite launch.
1981Rohini RS-D1Launched by the first developmental launch of SLV-3 and carried a solid-state camera.
1981Ariane Passenger Payload ExperimentFirst experimental communication satellite.
1981Bhaskara-IISecond experimental remote sensing satellite.
1982INSAT-1AFirst operational multipurpose communication and meteorology satellite.
1983Rohini RS-D2Carried a smart sensor camera.
1983INSAT-1BVery successful. Revolutionized TV, radio, and telecommunications.
1987SROSS-1Less Accomplishment.
1988IRS-1AEarth observation satellite.
1988SROSS-2Less Accomplishment.
1988INSAT-1CLess Accomplishment.
1990INSAT-1DStill operational.
1991IRS-1BEarth observation satellite.
1992SROSS-CCarried gamma-ray astronomy and aeronomy payload.
1992INSAT-2DTIt was launched as Arabsat 1C.
1992INSAT-2AFirst satellite in the second-generation Indian-built INSAT-2 series.
1993INSAT-2BSecond satellite in INSAT 2 series.
1993IRS-1EEarth observation satellite.
1994SROSS-C2Less Accomplishment.
1994IRS-P2Earth observation satellite. Launched by second developmental flight of PSLV.
1995INSAT-2CStill in operation. Has television outreach beyond Indian boundaries.
1995IRS-1CEarth observation satellite.
1994IRS-P2Earth observation satellite.
1996IRS-P3Earth observation satellite.
1997INSAT-2DInoperable since 1997-10-04 due to power bus anomaly.
1997IRS-1DEarth observation satellite.
1999INSAT-2EMultipurpose communication and meteorological satellite.
1999IRS-P4 OCEANSATEarth observation satellite carrying a Multifrequency Scanning Microwave Radiometer (MSMR)and an Ocean Colour Monitor (OCM).
2000INSAT-3BMultipurpose communication satellite.
2001GSAT-1Experimental satellite for the first developmental flight of GSLV-D1.
2001Technology Experiment Satellite (TES)Experimental satellite to test new reaction control system, high-torque reaction wheels, and attitude and orbit control system.
2001INSAT-3CDesigned to provide continuity of the services of INSAT-2C and augment the existing INSAT capacity for communication and broadcasting.
2002Kalpana-1 (METSAT)First meteorological satellite built by Indian Space Research Organisation.
2003INSAT-3AMultipurpose satellite for communication, broadcasting, and meteorological services along with and Kalpana-1 and INSAT-2E.
2003GSAT-2Experimental satellite for the 2nd developmental test flight of GSLV.
2003INSAT-3ECommunication satellite to augment the existing INSAT System
2003RESOURCESAT-1 (IRS-P6)Most advanced Remote Sensing Satellite
2004EDUSAT (GSAT-3)India’s first satellite exclusively for education
2005HAMSATMicrosatellite for radio services to national and international community
2005CARTOSAT-1Earth observation satellite
2005INSAT-4ADirect-to-home(DTH) TV broadcasting
2006INSAT-4CGeosynchronous communications satellite
2007CARTOSAT-2Remote sensing satellite-carrying panchromatic camera
2007SRE-1 (Space Capsule Recovery Experiment)Test satellites to show an orbiting platform for performing tests in microgravity conditions
2007INSAT-4BSimilar to INSAT-4A
2007INSAT-4CRIdentical to INSAT-4C
2008CARTOSAT-2ASimilar to CARTOSAT-2
2008IMS-1Low-cost micro-satellite
2008Chandrayaan-1India’s first lunar probe
2009RISAT-2Radar imaging satellite
2009ANUSATResearch Microsatellite developed by Anna University
2009Oceansat-2Collects oceanographic, coastal and atmospheric data
2010GSAT-4Communications satellite technology which failed during the mission
2010CARTOSAT-2BEarth observation/remote sensing satellite.
2010GSAT-5P /INSAT-4DMission failed
2011RESOURCESAT-2Remote-sensing satellite
2011INSAT-4GC-band communication satellite
2011YouthsatIndo-Russian stellar and atmospheric satellite
2011GSAT-12communication satellite
2011Megha-TropiquesIndo-French collaborative effort to research on water cycle in the atmosphere
2012RISAT-1First indigenous all-weather Radar Imaging Satellite
2012GSAT-10advanced communication satellite
2013SARALMission for oceanographic studies
2013IRNSS-1ASeven spacecraft constituting the IRNSS space segment
2013INSAT-3Meteorological Satellite
2013GSAT-7Advanced multi-band communication satellite dedicated for military purpose
2013Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)India’s first Mars orbiter
2014GSAT-14Geostationary communication satellite
2014IRNSS-1BSecond satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System
2014IRNSS- 1CThird satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System
2014GSAT-16communication satellite
2014IRNSS-1DFourth satellites in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System
2014GSAT-6Communication satellite
2015AstrosatIndia’s first dedicated multi-wavelength space Observatory
2015GSAT-15Communications satellite, carries GPS Aided GEO Augmented Navigation (GAGAN) payload
2016IRNSS-1EFifth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System
2016IRNSS-1FSixth satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System
2016IRNSS-1GSeventh and final satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System
2016CARTOSAT-2CEarth observation remote sensing satellite
2016INSAT-3DRAn advanced meteorological satellite of India configured with an imaging System and an Atmospheric Sounder.
2016SCATSAT-1Miniature satellite to give climate anticipating, tornado expectation, and tracking services to India.
2017CARTOSAT-2DThe highest number of satellites (104 satellites) launched by a single launch vehicle.
2018CARTOSAT- 2FCartoSat-2F is the 6th satellite in the Cartosat series to be built by ISRO.
2018MICROSAT- TDThis satellite is a technology demonstrator and the forerunner of future satellites.
2018INS -1CThis is the third satellite in the Indian Nanosatellite series, which carried a Miniature Multispectral Technology Demonstration (MMX-TD) Payload.
2018GSAT- 6AThis satellite is a high power S-band communication satellite configured around I-2K bus.
2018IRNSS -1IThis satellite is the 6th in the series and facilitates GPS navigation.
2018GSAT-29This satellite facilitates high-throughput communication.
2018HySYSIt facilitates Hyperspectral imaging services for agriculture, forestry, and military applications.
2018ExseedSat-11st privately funded satellite of India.
2018GSAT-11Heaviest spacecraft of India.
2018GSAT-7AFacilitates services for Indian Army and Air Force.
2019Microsat-RThis satellite facilitates Earth imaging for defense purposes.
2019KalamSAT-V2It is the world’s lightest satellite.
2019GSAT-31This is a high-throughput Telecommunication Satellite.
2019EMISATThis facilitates Electromagnetic intelligence to track any enemy radars for the IAF.
2019Chandrayaan-2India’s second lunar exploration mission.
2019Cartosat-3Cartosat-3 is one of the optical satellites with the highest resolutions in the world.
2020GSAT-30GSAT-30 is the 41st communication satellite launched by ISRO to replace INSAT-4A. It provides advanced telecommunication services to the entire Indian subcontinent.
2020EOS-01It is an earth observation satellite.
2020CMS-01It was formerly known as GSAT-12R. It is a communication satellite for providing services in Extended-C Band
2021Sindhu NetraSindhu Netra satellite is developed by DRDO for surveillance over Indian Ocean, It can automatically identify the warships and merchant ship operating in the IOR.
2021SDSatSatish Dhawan Satellite (SDSat) is built by Space Kidz India to study the radiations level/space weather and demonstrate long range technologies. It has also carried a 25,000 names and a copy of Bhagavat Gita in space.
2021JITSatJITSat is developed by JIT as part of UNITYSat constellation
2021GHRCESatGHRCESat is developed by GHRCE as part of UNITYSat constellation.
2021Sri Shakthi SatSriShakhtiSat is built by Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technolgy as a part of UNITYSat
2021EOS-03EOS-03 is a powerful earth observation satellite that was supposed to help in real time mointering of Indian landmass.
2022EOS-04EOS-04 was formerly known as RISAT-1A. It is a earth observation satellite built by ISRO which will provide weather surveillance using synesthetic aperture radars (SAR)
2022OCEANSAT-3It is a earth observation satellite for oceanographic and atmospheric studies to collect colour data, sea surface temperature and wind vector data.
2022GSAT-20It is a communication satellite to add data transmission capacity required by Smart Cities Mission of India.
2022GISAT-2Multispectral and hyperspectral Earth-imaging satellite.
2022Aditya-L1Solar coronal observation spacecraft
2022GSAT-32Communications satellite.
2022TDS-01A technology demonstrator for TWTA and atomic clock
2022SPADEX x 2Demonstration of rendezvous space docking and berthing of spacecraft.
2022GSAT-7RMilitary communications satellite.
2022DRSS-1 and DRSS-2Communications satellite comprising two satellites in the initial stage– CMS-04 and IDRSS-2 in GEO.
2022X-ray Polarimeter SatelliteSpace observatory to study polarization of cosmic X-rays
2022INSAT 3DSMilitary communications satellite.
2023NISARA joint mission between ISRO and NASA is a dual frequency synthetic aperture on an Earth observation satellite
List of Satellites Launched by India

List of Forthcoming Satellites to be Launched by India

List of upcoming satellites to be launched by ISRO India is given below.

Launched YearSatellite Name Details
2023GSAT-7CGSAT-7C is a multi-band military communications satellite.
2023AstroSat-2It is a multi-wavelength space telescope and successor of AstroSat-1.
2023NISARNISAR is a joint mission between ISRO and NASA is a synthetic aperture radar on an Earth observation satellite.
2024Lunar Polar Exploration MissionLunar Polar Exploration Mission also known as Chandrayaan-4, is a robotic lunar mission is a Joint lunar exploration mission between ISRO and JAXA.
2024-25Mangalyaan-2India's second Mars Orbiter Mission 2 by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
2025DISHADisturbed and quiet time Ionosphere-thermosphere System at High Altitudes (DISHA) is a twin aeronomy satellite mission.
2024-26Shukrayaan-1India's first Venus Mission by (ISRO) to study the surface and atmosphere of Venus
List of Forthcoming Satellites to be Launched by India

List of Spacecrafts

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