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Isro’s Hits and Misses

Published: 27th September 2014 10:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 27th September 2014 04:11 PM   |  A+A-

By ENS

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Seven satellites launched, including four co-passenger satellites (AISAT, NLS 7.1, NLS 7.2 and VELOX-1)

2013

Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft launched besides GSAT-7, INSAT-3D and IRNSS-1A

2012

GSAT-10, SPOT 6, PROITERES and RISAT-1 launched

2011

Nine satellites launched, including two GSATs

2010

GSAT-5P and GSAT-4 mission unsuccessful.

2009

OCEANSAT-2, four CUBESAT satellites, two RUBIN-9, RISAT-2 and ANUSAT launched.

2008

Moon mission Chandrayaan-1  and 10 satellites launched

2007

Launch of GSLV (GSLV-F04) with INSAT-4CR on board.

2005

The first operational flight of GSLV (GSLV-F01) launches EDUSAT

2006

Operational flight of GSLV-F02 with INSAT-4C unsuccessful

2002

KALPANA-1 and INSAT-3C launched

2003

Second developmental launch of GSLV-D2 with GSAT-2 on board

2000

INSAT-3B, the first satellite in the INSAT-3 series, launched

2001

The first developmental launch of GSLV-D1 with GSAT-1 on board launched

1999

IRS-P4 (OCEANSAT) launched along with Korean KITSAT-3 and German DLR-TUBSAT. INSAT-2E launched from Kourou French Guyana.

1997

INSAT-2D launched, becomes inoperable on October 4.

First operational launch of PSLV with IRS-1D on board.

1993

First developmental launch of PSLV with IRS-1E on board unsuccessful. INSAT-2B launched.

1992

INSAT-2A, the first satellite of the indigenously built second-generation INSAT series, launched

1988

INSAT-1C launched but abandoned in Nov 1989. Second developmental launch of ASLV with SROSS-2 on board unsuccesful. Launch of first operational Indian Remote Sensing satellite, IRS-1A

1987

First developmental launch of ASLV with SROSS-1 satellite on board unsuccessful

1984

Indo-Soviet manned space mission

1983

INSAT-1B launched

1982

INSAT-1A launched. Deactivated on September 6

1981

Remote sensing Earth observer satellite Bhaskara-II launched. Experimental geo-stationary communication satellite Apple launched. RS-D1 placed in orbit. First developmental launch of SLV-3.

1980

Second experimental launch of SLV-3, Rohini satellite placed in orbit.

1979

First experimental launch of SLV-3 flops. Bhaskara-I launched

1975

ISRO’s first Indian satellite, Aryabhata, launched

1969

ISRO formed under Department of Atomic Energy

1963

First sounding rocket launched from TERLS.

Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) formed. Work on establishing Thumba Equatorial Rocket Launching Station (TERLS) starts.

- Source: ISRO

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