ISRO Indian Satellites List – Study Notes for SSC & Bank Exams in PDF

ISRO Indian Satellites List – List of Observational satellites and communication satellites launched by ISRO

ISRO Indian Satellites List

ISRO Indian Satellites List – ISRO or the Indian Space Research Organisation is one of the paramount organisations promoting and conducting space research in India. ISRO continues to be important organisation for technological research of India as several things like Mobile connectivity, Entertainment, maps, weather updates, GPS are depended on satellites. In this blog we have listed list of both observational and communication satellites that are useful for General Awareness section for SSC, Banking exams.

What is a Satellite?

A Satellite is an artificial body placed in orbit round the earth or another planet in order to collect information or for communication. Satellites are used for various purposes like weather forecasting by IMD, television and radio broadcast by media companies, Internet communication by general populace, GPS locational and more.

The Satellite serve the common people in a great way and have numerous benefits. Development of Scientific and Space research is very essential for economic and industrial progress of a country.

There are different types of satellites

  1. Natural Satellites – Moon orbiting the earth
  2. Artificial Satellites: International Space Station orbiting the Earth.

Let us look at both observational and communication satellites launched by ISRO in collaboration with other Space research organizations over the years.

List of Observational Satellites launched by ISRO: ISRO Indian Satellites List


Launch Date

Launch Mass

Launch Vehicle

Orbit Type

Application

Remarks

Cartosat-2 Series Satellite

Jun 23, 2017

712 kg

PSLV-C38 / Cartosat-2 Series Satellite

SSPO

Earth Observation

Cartosat -2 Series Satellite

Feb 15, 2017

714 kg

PSLV-C37 / Cartosat -2 Series Satellite

SSPO

Earth Observation

RESOURCESAT-2A

Dec 07, 2016

1235 kg

PSLV-C36 / RESOURCESAT-2A

SSPO

Earth Observation

SCATSAT-1

Sep 26, 2016

371 kg

PSLV-C35 / SCATSAT-1

SSPO

Climate & Environment

INSAT-3DR

Sep 08, 2016

2211 kg

GSLV-F05 / INSAT-3DR

GSO

Climate & Environment, Disaster Management System

CARTOSAT-2 Series Satellite

Jun 22, 2016

737.5 kg

PSLV-C34 / CARTOSAT-2 Series Satellite

SSPO

Earth Observation

INSAT-3D

Jul 26, 2013

2060 Kg

Ariane-5 VA-214

GSO

Climate & Environment, Disaster Management System

SARAL

Feb 25, 2013

407 kg

PSLV-C20/SARAL

SSPO

Climate & Environment, Earth Observation

RISAT-1

Apr 26, 2012

1858 kg

PSLV-C19/RISAT-1

SSPO

Earth Observation

Megha-Tropiques

Oct 12, 2011

1000 kg

PSLV-C18/Megha-Tropiques

SSPO

Climate & Environment, Earth Observation

RESOURCESAT-2

Apr 20, 2011

1206 kg

PSLV-C16/RESOURCESAT-2

SSPO

Earth Observation

CARTOSAT-2B

Jul 12, 2010

694 kg

PSLV-C15/CARTOSAT-2B

SSPO

Earth Observation

Oceansat-2

Sep 23, 2009

960 kg

PSLV-C14 / OCEANSAT-2

SSPO

Climate & Environment, Earth Observation

RISAT-2

Apr 20, 2009

300 kg

PSLV-C12 / RISAT-2

SSPO

Earth Observation

IMS-1

Apr 28, 2008

83 kg

PSLV-C9 / CARTOSAT – 2A

SSPO

Earth Observation

CARTOSAT – 2A

Apr 28, 2008

690 Kg

PSLV-C9 / CARTOSAT – 2A

SSPO

Earth Observation

CARTOSAT-2

Jan 10, 2007

650 kg

PSLV-C7 / CARTOSAT-2 / SRE-1

SSPO

Earth Observation

CARTOSAT-1

May 05, 2005

1560 kg

PSLV-C6/CARTOSAT-1/HAMSAT

SSPO

Earth Observation

IRS-P6 / RESOURCESAT-1

Oct 17, 2003

1360 kg

PSLV-C5 /RESOURCESAT-1

SSPO

Earth Observation

The Technology Experiment Satellite (TES)

Oct 22, 2001

PSLV-C3 / TES

SSPO

Earth Observation

Oceansat(IRS-P4)

May 26, 1999

1050 kg

PSLV-C2/IRS-P4

SSPO

Earth Observation

IRS-1D

Sep 29, 1997

1250kg

PSLV-C1 / IRS-1D

SSPO

Earth Observation

IRS-P3

Mar 21, 1996

920 kg

PSLV-D3 / IRS-P3

SSPO

Earth Observation

IRS-1C

Dec 28, 1995

1250 kg

Molniya

SSPO

Earth Observation

IRS-P2

Oct 15, 1994

804 kg

PSLV-D2

SSPO

Earth Observation

IRS-1E

Sep 20, 1993

846 kg

PSLV-D1

LEO

Earth Observation

IRS-1B

Aug 29, 1991

975 kg

Vostok

SSPO

Earth Observation

SROSS-2

Jul 13, 1988

150 kg

ASLV-D2

Earth Observation, Experimental

IRS-1A

Mar 17, 1988

975 kg

Vostok

SSPO

Earth Observation

Rohini Satellite RS-D2

Apr 17, 1983

41.5 kg

SLV-3

LEO

Earth Observation

Bhaskara-II

Nov 20, 1981

444 kg

C-1 Intercosmos

LEO

Earth Observation, Experimental

Rohini Satellite RS-D1

May 31, 1981

38 kg

SLV-3D1

LEO

Earth Observation

Bhaskara-I

Jun 07, 1979

442 kg

C-1Intercosmos

LEO

Earth Observation, Experimental

List of Communication Satellites: ISRO Indian Satellites List

Launch Date

Launch Mass

Launch Vehicle

Application

GSAT-17

Jun 29, 2017

3477 kg

Ariane-5 VA-238

Communication

GSAT-19

Jun 05, 2017

3136 Kg

GSLV Mk III-D1/GSAT-19 Mission

Communication

GSAT-9

May 05, 2017

2230 kg

GSLV-F09 / GSAT-9

Communication

GSAT-18

Oct 06, 2016

3404 kg

Ariane-5 VA-231

Communication

GSAT-15

Nov 11, 2015

3164 kg

Ariane-5 VA-227

Communication, Navigation

GSAT-6

Aug 27, 2015

2117 kg

GSLV-D6

Communication

GSAT-16

Dec 07, 2014

3181.6 kg

Ariane-5 VA-221

Communication

GSAT-14

Jan 05, 2014

1982 kg

GSLV-D5/GSAT-14

Communication

GSAT-7

Aug 30, 2013

2650 kg

Ariane-5 VA-215

Communication

GSAT-10

Sep 29, 2012

3400 kg

Ariane-5 VA-209

Communication, Navigation

GSAT-12

Jul 15, 2011

1410 kg

PSLV-C17/GSAT-12

Communication

GSAT-8

May 21, 2011

3093 kg

Ariane-5 VA-202

Communication, Navigation

GSAT-5P

Dec 25, 2010

2310 kg

GSLV-F06 / GSAT-5P

Communication

GSAT-4

Apr 15, 2010

2220 Kg

GSLV-D3 / GSAT-4

Communication

INSAT-4CR

Sep 02, 2007

2,130 kg

GSLV-F04 / INSAT-4CR

Communication

INSAT-4B

Mar 12, 2007

3025 Kg

Ariane5

Communication

INSAT-4C

Jul 10, 2006

GSLV-F02 / INSAT-4C

Communication

INSAT-4A

Dec 22, 2005

3081 Kg

Ariane5-V169

Communication

HAMSAT

May 05, 2005

PSLV-C6/CARTOSAT-1/HAMSAT

Communication

EDUSAT

Sep 20, 2004

1950.5 kg

GSLV-F01 / EDUSAT(GSAT-3)

Communication

INSAT-3E

Sep 28, 2003

2,775 Kg

Ariane5-V162

Communication

GSAT-2

May 08, 2003

1800 Kg

GSLV-D2 / GSAT-2

Communication

INSAT-3A

Apr 10, 2003

2,950 Kg

Ariane5-V160

Climate & Environment, Communication

KALPANA-1

Sep 12, 2002

1060 Kg

PSLV-C4 /KALPANA-1

Climate & Environment, Communication

INSAT-3C

Jan 24, 2002

2,650 Kg

Ariane5-V147

Climate & Environment, Communication

GSAT-1

Apr 18, 2001

1530 Kg

GSLV-D1 / GSAT-1

Communication

INSAT-3B

Mar 22, 2000

2,070 Kg

Ariane-5G

Communication

INSAT-2E

Apr 03, 1999

2,550 Kg

Ariane-42P H10-3

Communication

INSAT-2D

Jun 04, 1997

2079 Kg

Ariane-44L H10-3

Communication

INSAT-2C

Dec 07, 1995

2106 Kg

Ariane-44L H10-3

Communication

INSAT-2B

Jul 23, 1993

1906 kg

Ariane-44L H10+

Communication

INSAT-2A

Jul 10, 1992

1906 kg

Ariane-44L H10

Communication

INSAT-1D

Jun 12, 1990

Delta 4925

Communication

INSAT-1C

Jul 22, 1988

Ariane-3

Communication

INSAT-1B

Aug 30, 1983

Shuttle [PAM-D]

Communication

INSAT-1A

Apr 10, 1982

Delta

Communication

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