Full List of Indian Satellites, Launch Vehicles, Spacecrafts, And Dates [UPDATED]

The complete list of Indian Satellites that are built-in and operated by India. India has been successfully launching various types of satellites since 1975 and recently ISRO’s PSLV-C51 is scheduled to launch Amazonia-1 and 20 Co-passenger satellites on February 28, 2021, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR.

India decided to go to space when Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) was set up by the Government of India in 1962. With the visionary Dr Vikram Sarabhai at its helm, INCOSPAR set up the Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) in Thiruvananthapuram for upper atmospheric research.

Dr Sarabhai and Dr Kalam. A photograph from the early stages of the Indian space programme

Indian Space Research Organisation, formed in 1969, superseded the erstwhile INCOSPAR. Vikram Sarabhai, having identified the role and importance of space technology in a Nation’s development, provided ISRO the necessary direction to function as an agent of development. ISRO then embarked on its mission to provide the Nation space based services and to develop the technologies to achieve the same independently.

Throughout the years, ISRO has upheld its mission of bringing space to the service of the common man, to the service of the Nation. In the process, it has become one of the six largest space agencies in the world. ISRO maintains one of the largest fleet of communication satellites (INSAT) and remote sensing (IRS) satellites, that cater to the ever growing demand for fast and reliable communication and earth observation respectively. ISRO develops and delivers application specific satellite products and tools to the Nation: broadcasts, communications, weather forecasts, disaster management tools, Geographic Information Systems, cartography, navigation, telemedicine, dedicated distance education satellites being some of them.

India From MOM (Mars Orbiter Mission)

Future readiness is the key to maintaining an edge in technology and ISRO endeavours to optimise and enhance its technologies as the needs and ambitions of the country evolve. Thus, ISRO is moving forward with the development of heavy lift launchers, human spaceflight projects, reusable launch vehicles, semi-cryogenic engines, single and two stage to orbit (SSTO and TSTO) vehicles, development and use of composite materials for space applications etc.

Recently PSLV-C50 successfully launches CMS-01 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota


India’s communication satellite CMS-01 was successfully launched by PSLV-C50 on Wednesday December 17, 2020 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota.

PSLV-C50 is the 52nd flight of PSLV and 22nd flight of PSLV in ‘XL’ configuration (with 6 strap-on motors). This was the 77th launch vehicle mission from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota.

PSLV-C51 is scheduled to launch Amazonia-1 and 20 Co-passenger satellites on February 28, 2021 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR


PSLV-C51, which is the 53rd mission of PSLV, will launch Amazonia-1 of Brazil as primary satellite and 20 Co-passenger satellites from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) SHAR, Sriharikota. The launch is tentatively scheduled at 1023 Hrs IST on February 28, 2021 subject to weather conditions.

PSLV-C51/Amazonia-1 is the first dedicated commercial mission of NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a Government of India company under Department of Space. NSIL is undertaking this mission under a commercial arrangement with Spaceflight Inc. USA.

Amazonia-1 is the optical earth observation satellite of National Institute for Space Research (INPE). This satellite would further strengthen the existing structure by providing remote sensing data to users for monitoring deforestation in the Amazon region and analysis of diversified agriculture across the Brazilian territory.

The 20 co-passenger satellites include one from ISRO (INS-2TD), four from IN-SPACe (three UNITYsats from consortium of three Indian academic institutes and One Satish Dhawan Sat from Space Kidz India) and 15 from NSIL.

Here is the complete list of Indian Satellites, Launch Dates, Launch Vehicles, Spacecrafts, Orbit Type and Application [From 1975 till Feb 2021]

Sn Name Date Launch Vehicle Type Application Remark
111 CMS-01 17-Dec-20 PSLV-C50/CMS-01 GSO Communication  
110 EOS-01 7-Nov-20 PSLV-C49/EOS-01 LEO Disaster Management System, Earth Observation  
109 GSAT-30 17-Jan-20 Ariane-5 VA-251 GSO Communication  
108 RISAT-2BR1 11-Dec-19 PSLV-C48/RISAT-2BR1 LEO Disaster Management System, Earth Observation  
107 Cartosat-3 27-Nov-19 PSLV-C47 / Cartosat-3 Mission SSPO Earth Observation  
106 Chandrayaan2 22-Jul-19 GSLV-Mk III – M1 / Chandrayaan-2 Mission Lunar Planetary Observation  
105 RISAT-2B 22-May-19 PSLV-C46 Mission LEO Disaster Management System, Earth Observation  
103 GSAT-31 6-Feb-19 Ariane-5 VA-247 GTO Communication  
102 Microsat-R 24-Jan-19 PSLV-C44 SSPO    
101 GSAT-7A 19-Dec-18 GSLV-F11 / GSAT-7A Mission   Communication  
100 GSAT-11 Mission 5-Dec-18 Ariane-5 VA-246 GTO Communication  
99 HysIS 29-Nov-18 PSLV-C43 / HysIS Mission SSPO Earth Observation  
98 GSAT-29 14-Nov-18 GSLV Mk III-D2 / GSAT-29 Mission GTO Communication  
97 IRNSS-1I 12-Apr-18 PSLV-C41/IRNSS-1I GSO Navigation  
96 GSAT-6A 29-Mar-18 GSLV-F08/GSAT-6A Mission GSO Communication  
95 Cartosat-2 Series Satellite 12-Jan-18 PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission SSPO Earth Observation  
94 INS-1C 12-Jan-18 PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission SSPO Experimental  
93 Microsat 12-Jan-18 PSLV-C40/Cartosat-2 Series Satellite Mission SSPO Experimental  
92 IRNSS-1H 31-Aug-17 PSLV-C39/IRNSS-1H Mission   Navigation Launch Unsuccessful
91 GSAT-17 29-Jun-17 Ariane-5 VA-238 GTO Communication  
90 Cartosat-2 Series Satellite 23-Jun-17 PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite SSPO Earth Observation  
89 GSAT-19 5-Jun-17 GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19 Mission GSO Communication  
88 GSAT-9 5-May-17 GSLV-F09 / GSAT-9 GSO Communication  
87 INS-1A 15-Feb-17 PSLV-C37 / Cartosat -2 Series Satellite SSPO Experimental  
86 INS-1B 15-Feb-17 PSLV-C37 / Cartosat -2 Series Satellite SSPO Experimental  
85 Cartosat -2 Series Satellite 15-Feb-17 PSLV-C37 / Cartosat -2 Series Satellite SSPO Earth Observation  
84 RESOURCESAT-2A 7-Dec-16 PSLV-C36 / RESOURCESAT-2A SSPO Earth Observation  
83 GSAT-18 6-Oct-16 Ariane-5 VA-231 GSO Communication  
82 SCATSAT-1 26-Sep-16 PSLV-C35 / SCATSAT-1 SSPO Climate & Environment  
81 INSAT-3DR 8-Sep-16 GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR GSO Climate & Environment, Disaster Management System  
80 CARTOSAT-2 Series Satellite 22-Jun-16 PSLV-C34 / CARTOSAT-2 Series Satellite SSPO Earth Observation  
79 IRNSS-1G 28-Apr-16 PSLV-C33/IRNSS-1G GEO Navigation  
78 IRNSS-1F 10-Mar-16 PSLV-C32/IRNSS-1F GEO Navigation  
77 IRNSS-1E 20-Jan-16 PSLV-C31/IRNSS-1E GSO Navigation  
76 GSAT-15 11-Nov-15 Ariane-5 VA-227 GEO Communication, Navigation  
75 Astrosat 28-Sep-15 PSLV-C30/AstroSat MISSION   Space Science  
74 GSAT-6 27-Aug-15 GSLV-D6 GTO Communication  
73 IRNSS-1D 28-Mar-15 PSLV-C27/IRNSS-1D GSO Navigation  
72 Crew module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE) 18-Dec-14 LVM-3/CARE Mission   Experimental  
71 GSAT-16 7-Dec-14 Ariane-5 VA-221 GSO Communication  
70 IRNSS-1C 16-Oct-14 PSLV-C26/IRNSS-1C GEO Navigation  
69 IRNSS-1B 4-Apr-14 PSLV-C24/IRNSS-1B GSO Navigation  
68 GSAT-14 5-Jan-14 GSLV-D5/GSAT-14 GSO Communication  
67 Mars Orbiter Mission Spacecraft 5-Nov-13 PSLV-C25 Martian Planetary Observation  
66 GSAT-7 30-Aug-13 Ariane-5 VA-215 GSO Communication  
65 INSAT-3D 26-Jul-13 Ariane-5 VA-214 GSO Climate & Environment, Disaster Management System  
64 IRNSS-1A 1-Jul-13 PSLV-C22/IRNSS-1A GSO Navigation  
63 SARAL 25-Feb-13 PSLV-C20/SARAL SSPO Climate & Environment, Earth Observation  
62 GSAT-10 29-Sep-12 Ariane-5 VA-209 GEO Communication, Navigation  
61 RISAT-1 26-Apr-12 PSLV-C19/RISAT-1 SSPO Earth Observation  
60 Megha-Tropiques 12-Oct-11 PSLV-C18/Megha-Tropiques SSPO Climate & Environment, Earth Observation  
59 GSAT-12 15-Jul-11 PSLV-C17/GSAT-12 GSO Communication  
58 GSAT-8 21-May-11 Ariane-5 VA-202 GEO Communication, Navigation  
57 RESOURCESAT-2 20-Apr-11 PSLV-C16/RESOURCESAT-2 SSPO Earth Observation  
56 YOUTHSAT 20-Apr-11 PSLV-C16/RESOURCESAT-2 SSPO Student Satellite  
55 GSAT-5P 25-Dec-10 GSLV-F06 / GSAT-5P GSO Communication Launch Unsuccessful
54 CARTOSAT-2B 12-Jul-10 PSLV-C15/CARTOSAT-2B SSPO Earth Observation  
53 GSAT-4 15-Apr-10 GSLV-D3 / GSAT-4 GSO Communication Launch Unsuccessful
52 Oceansat-2 23-Sep-09 PSLV-C14 / OCEANSAT-2 SSPO Climate & Environment, Earth Observation  
51 RISAT-2 20-Apr-09 PSLV-C12 / RISAT-2 SSPO Earth Observation  
50 Chandrayaan-1 22-Oct-08 PSLV-C11 Lunar Planetary Observation  
49 IMS-1 28-Apr-08 PSLV-C9 / CARTOSAT – 2A SSPO Earth Observation  
48 CARTOSAT – 2A 28-Apr-08 PSLV-C9 / CARTOSAT – 2A SSPO Earth Observation  
47 INSAT-4CR 2-Sep-07 GSLV-F04 / INSAT-4CR GSO Communication  
46 INSAT-4B 12-Mar-07 Ariane5 GSO Communication  
45 SRE-1 10-Jan-07 PSLV-C7 / CARTOSAT-2 / SRE-1 SSPO Experimental  
44 CARTOSAT-2 10-Jan-07 PSLV-C7 / CARTOSAT-2 / SRE-1 SSPO Earth Observation  
43 INSAT-4C 10-Jul-06 GSLV-F02 / INSAT-4C GSO Communication Launch Unsuccessful
42 INSAT-4A 22-Dec-05 Ariane5-V169 GSO Communication  
41 CARTOSAT-1 5-May-05 PSLV-C6/CARTOSAT-1/HAMSAT SSPO Earth Observation  
40 HAMSAT 5-May-05 PSLV-C6/CARTOSAT-1/HAMSAT SSPO Communication  
39 EDUSAT 20-Sep-04 GSLV-F01 / EDUSAT(GSAT-3) GSO Communication  
38 IRS-P6 / RESOURCESAT-1 17-Oct-03 PSLV-C5 /RESOURCESAT-1 SSPO Earth Observation  
37 INSAT-3E 28-Sep-03 Ariane5-V162 GSO Communication  
36 GSAT-2 8-May-03 GSLV-D2 / GSAT-2 GSO Communication  
35 INSAT-3A 10-Apr-03 Ariane5-V160 GSO Climate & Environment, Communication  
34 KALPANA-1 12-Sep-02 PSLV-C4 /KALPANA-1 GSO Climate & Environment, Communication  
33 INSAT-3C 24-Jan-02 Ariane5-V147 GSO Climate & Environment, Communication  
32 The Technology Experiment Satellite (TES) 22-Oct-01 PSLV-C3 / TES SSPO Earth Observation  
31 GSAT-1 18-Apr-01 GSLV-D1 / GSAT-1 GSO Communication  
30 INSAT-3B 22-Mar-00 Ariane-5G GSO Communication  
29 Oceansat(IRS-P4) 26-May-99 PSLV-C2/IRS-P4 SSPO Earth Observation  
28 INSAT-2E 3-Apr-99 Ariane-42P H10-3 GSO Communication  
27 IRS-1D 29-Sep-97 PSLV-C1 / IRS-1D SSPO Earth Observation  
26 INSAT-2D 4-Jun-97 Ariane-44L H10-3 GSO Communication Failed in Orbit
25 IRS-P3 21-Mar-96 PSLV-D3 / IRS-P3 SSPO Earth Observation  
24 IRS-1C 28-Dec-95 Molniya SSPO Earth Observation  
23 INSAT-2C 7-Dec-95 Ariane-44L H10-3 GSO Communication  
22 IRS-P2 15-Oct-94 PSLV-D2 SSPO Earth Observation  
21 SROSS-C2 4-May-94 ASLV-D4   Experimental  
20 IRS-1E 20-Sep-93 PSLV-D1 LEO Earth Observation Launch Unsuccessful
19 INSAT-2B 23-Jul-93 Ariane-44L H10+ GSO Communication  
18 INSAT-2A 10-Jul-92 Ariane-44L H10 GSO Communication  
17 SROSS-C 20-May-92 ASLV-D3   Experimental  
16 IRS-1B 29-Aug-91 Vostok SSPO Earth Observation  
15 INSAT-1D 12-Jun-90 Delta 4925 GSO Communication  
14 INSAT-1C 22-Jul-88 Ariane-3 GSO Communication Partial Failure in Orbit
13 SROSS-2 13-Jul-88 ASLV-D2   Earth Observation, Experimental Launch Unsuccessful
12 IRS-1A 17-Mar-88 Vostok SSPO Earth Observation  
11 SROSS-1 24-Mar-87 ASLV-D1   Experimental Launch Unsuccessful
10 INSAT-1B 30-Aug-83 Shuttle [PAM-D] GSO Communication  
9 Rohini Satellite RS-D2 17-Apr-83 SLV-3 LEO Earth Observation  
8 INSAT-1A 10-Apr-82 Delta GSO Communication Failed in Orbit
7 Bhaskara-II 20-Nov-81 C-1 Intercosmos LEO Earth Observation, Experimental  
6 APPLE 19-Jun-81 Ariane -1(V-3) GSO Communication, Experimental  
5 Rohini Satellite RS-D1 31-May-81 SLV-3D1 LEO Earth Observation  
4 Rohini Satellite RS-1 18-Jul-80 SLV-3E2      
3 Rohini Technology Payload (RTP) 10-Aug-79 SLV-3E1     Launch Unsuccessful
2 Bhaskara-I 7-Jun-79 C-1Intercosmos LEO Earth Observation, Experimental  
1 Aryabhata 19-Apr-75 C-1 Intercosmos   Experimental  

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