2014-2017 Achievements in Space Sector (Important) (Download PDF)

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During the last three years (June 2014 to June 2017), Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has successfully accomplished 41 missions, which includes 19 launch vehicle missions, 19 satellite missions and 3 technology demonstrator missions. India is in top six space faring nations in the world.

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Some of the Notable Achievements Include:

  • A satellite based solution for unmanned level crossings (UMLCs) using navigation and communication technologies to avoid accidents.
  • Operationalization of GSLV-MkII with indigenous Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS) and capability for launching 2-tonne class satellites.
  • Successful launch of first developmental flight of GSLV-Mk-III validating new version of Indigenous Cryogenic Engine. Now possible to launch upto 4-tonne communication satellites into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbits (GTO).
  • Launch of 14 flights of PSLV including launch of 104 Satellites in one PSLV (PSLV-C37) mission – Maximum satellites launched in a single launch mission till date.
  • Creation of South Asia Satellite enabling South Asian countries to establish SATCOM based services such as Television/DTH, VSAT, e-governance, banking, tele-medicine & tele-education, with coverage over South Asia.
  • Deployment of 7-satellite NavIC (Navigation – Indian Constellation) to provide Position, Navigation, and Timing Services, with five satellites launched during the last three years.
  • Augmentation of Satellite Communication capability with 7 more satellites viz. GSAT-6, GSAT-9, GSAT-15, GSAT-16, GSAT-17, GSAT-18 & GSAT-19.
  • Successful Technology Demonstration missions viz. Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment (CARE), Re-usable Launch Vehicle (RLV-TD) and Scramjet Air-breathing Engine.
  • INSAT-3D & 3DR are together providing meteorological data every 15 minutes for enabling weather forecasting.
  • Ocean surface wind vector data from SCATSAT-1 are being used operationally by global user community.
  • Augmentation of earth observation capability with 4 satellites- 3 High Resolution Cartographic and 1 Resource monitoring satellites.
  • Placing a unique multi-wavelength observatory ‘Astrosat’ in orbit, carrying instruments from Indian academic institutes for understanding astronomical phenomena.
  • Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) completed 1000 days in the orbit. Mars Orbiter Spacecraft successfully placed in Martian orbit on September 24,2014 making India the first country to do so in its first attempt.
  • Enabling applications using synergy of earth observation, communication, and navigation satellites in governance and development.


  • Areas likely to benefit from utilization of space technology include resource monitoring, weather forecasting, telecommunication, broadcasting, rural connectivity, health & education, governance, disaster management support, location based services, space commerce including host of societal applications.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017


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