Milestones

 

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2007

ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C8, successfully launched Italian astronomical satellite, AGILE from Sriharikota (April 23, 2007).


Successful launch of INSAT-4B by Ariane-5 from Kourou French Guyana, (March 12, 2007).
Successful recovery of SRE-1 after manoeuvring it to reenter the earth’s atmosphere and descend over the Bay of Bengal about 140 km east of Sriharikota (January 22, 2007).
ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C7 successfully launches four satellites - India’s CARTOSAT-2 and Space Capsule Recovery Experiment (SRE-1) and Indonesia’s LAPAN-TUBSAT and Argentina’s PEHUENSAT-1 (January 10, 2007).
2006

Second operational flight of GSLV (GSLV-F02) from SDSC SHAR with INSAT-4C on board. (July 10, 2006). Satellite could not be placed in orbit.

2005

Successful launch of INSAT-4A by Ariane from Kourou French Guyana, (December 22, 2005).


ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C6, successfully launched CARTOSAT-1 and HAMSAT satellites from Sriharikota(May 5, 2005).
2004

The first operational flight of GSLV (GSLV-F01) successfully launched EDUSAT from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota (September 20, 2004)

2003

ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C5, successfully launched RESOURCESAT-1 (IRS-P6) satellite from Sriharikota(October 17, 2003).


Successful launch of INSAT-3E by Ariane from Kourou French Guyana, (September 28, 2003).
The Second developmental launch of GSLV-D2 with GSAT-2 on board from Sriharikota (May 8, 2003).
Successful launch of INSAT-3A by Ariane from Kourou French Guyana, (April 10, 2003).
2002

ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C4, successfully launched KALPANA-1 satellite from Sriharikota(September 12, 2002).


Successful launch of INSAT-3C by Ariane from Kourou French Guyana, (January 24, 2002).
2001

ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C3, successfully launched three satellites -- Technology Experiment Satellite (TES) of ISRO, BIRD of Germany and PROBA of Belgium - into their intended orbits (October 22, 2001).


The first developmental launch of GSLV-D1 with GSAT-1 on board from Sriharikota (April 18, 2001)
2000 INSAT-3B, the first satellite in the third generation INSAT-3 series, launched by Ariane from Kourou French Guyana,
(March 22, 2000).
1999

Indian Remote Sensing Satellite, IRS-P4 (OCEANSAT), launched by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C2) along with Korean KITSAT-3 and German DLR-TUBSAT from Sriharikota
(May 26, 1999).


INSAT-2E, the last satellite in the multipurpose INSAT-2 series, launched by Ariane from Kourou French Guyana, (April 3, 1999).
1998 INSAT system capacity augmented with the readiness of INSAT-2DT acquired from ARABSAT (January 1998).
1997

INSAT-2D, fourth satellite in the INSAT series, launched (June 4, 1997). Becomes inoperable on  October  4, 1997.
(An in-orbit satellite, ARABSAT-1C, since renamed INSAT-2DT, was acquired in November 1997 to partly augment the INSAT system).


First operational launch of PSLV with IRS-1D on board
(September 29, 1997). Satellite placed in orbit.
1996 Third  developmental  launch  of  PSLV with IRS-P3 on board (March  21, 1996). Satellite placed in polar sunsynchronous orbit.
1995

Launch of third operational Indian Remote Sensing Satellite, IRS-1C (December 28, 1995).


INSAT-2C, the third satellite in the INSAT-2 series, launched (December 7, 1995).
1994

Second  developmental  launch of PSLV with IRS-P2 on board (October  15, 1994). Satellite successfully placed in polar sunsynchronous orbit.


Fourth  developmental  launch  of ASLV with SROSS-C2 on board (May 4, 1994). Satellite placed in orbit.
1993

First  developmental  launch of PSLV with IRS-1E on board (September 20, 1993). Satellite could not be placed in orbit.


INSAT-2B, the second satellite in the INSAT-2 series, launched (July 23, 1993).
1992

INSAT-2A,   the  first  satellite  of  the indigenously-built second-generation INSAT series, launched (July 10, 1992).


Third  developmental  launch  of  ASLV with SROSS-C on board (May  20, 1992). Satellite placed in orbit.
1991 Second operational Remote Sensing satellite, IRS-1B, launched (August 29, 1991).
1990 INSAT-1D launched (June 12, 1990).
1988

INSAT-1C launched (July 21, 1988). Abandoned in November 1989.


Second  developmental  launch  of ASLV with SROSS-2 on board (July  13, 1988). Satellite could not be placed in orbit.
Launch of first operational Indian Remote Sensing Satellite, IRS-1A (March 17, 1988).
1987 First developmental launch of ASLV with SROSS-1 satellite on board (March 24, 1987). Satellite could not be placed in orbit.
1984 Indo-Soviet manned space mission (April 1984).
1983

INSAT-1B, launched (August 30, 1983).


Second developmental launch of SLV-3. RS-D2 placed in orbit (April 17, 1983).
1982 INSAT-1A launched (April 10, 1982).
Deactivated on September 6, 1982.
1981

Bhaskara-II launched (November 20, 1981).


APPLE,  an  experimental geo-stationary communication satellite successfully launched  (June 19, 1981).
RS-D1 placed in orbit (May 31, 1981)
First developmental launch of SLV-3.
1980 Second Experimental launch of SLV-3, Rohini satellite successfully placed in orbit. (July 18, 1980).
1979

First  Experimental  launch of SLV-3 with Rohini Technology Payload on board (August  10, 1979). Satellite could not be placed in orbit.


Bhaskara-I, an experimental satellite for earth observations, launched (June 7, 1979).
1977 Satellite Telecommunication Experiments Project (STEP) carried out.
1975-1976 Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE) conducted.
1975 ISRO First Indian Satellite, Aryabhata, launched (April 19, 1975).
Becomes Government Organisation (April 1, 1975).
1972-1976 Air-borne remote sensing experiments.
1972 Space Commission and Department of Space set up
(June 1, 1972). ISRO brought under DOS.
1969 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) formed under Department of Atomic Energy (August 15, 1969).
1968 TERLS dedicated to the United Nations (February 2, 1968).
1967 Satellite Telecommunication Earth Station set up at Ahmedabad.
1965 Space Science & Technology Centre (SSTC) established in Thumba.
1963 First sounding rocket launched from TERLS
(November 21, 1963).
1962 Indian  National  Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) formed by the Department of Atomic Energy  and work on establishing  Thumba Equatorial Rocket  Launching Station (TERLS) started.