Rocket Launches by ISRO (Important) (Download PDF)

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During last 3 years, from January 2015 to December 2017, total 169 foreign satellites from 23 countries were successfully launched on board Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Income earned thru these launches was approx. 95 million Euros & 4.5 million USD in Foreign Exchange.

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Image of Rocket Launches by ISRO

Image of Rocket Launches by ISRO

ISRO launches huge number of rockets during last 3 years, 2015, 2016, & 2017:

  • 2015: 5 launches (4 PSLV & 1 GSLV)

  • 2016: 7launches (6 PSLV&1 GSLV)

  • 2017: 5 launches (3 PSLV, 1 GSLV & 1 GSLV Mk-III)

Major Achievements of ISRO

Major achievements of ISRO along w/new R&D missions accomplished during last 3 years:

  • 2014 - 15:

    • Mars Orbiter Mission

    • Experimental mission of GSLV-Mk III (w/passive cryogenic stage)

    • Launch of 3 navigation Satellites viz. IRNSS-1B, 1C & 1D.

    • Launch of GSAT-16 communication satellite

  • 2015 - 16:

    • GSAT-6 communication satellite

    • Launch of 1st observatory in space “ASTROSAT”

    • Launch of communication satellite “GSAT-15”,

    • Launch of 2 navigation satellites viz. IRNSS-1E & 1F.

  • 2016 - 17:

  • India’s GSLV-F05 w/indigenous Cryogenic stage

  • Augmented Indian Earth Observation capability w/4 remote sensing satellites viz. Resourcesat-2A, Scatsat-1 & two Cartosat-2 series.

  • Successfully conducted 2 technology demonstrator missions viz. Reusable Launch Vehicle-Technology Demonstrator (RLV-TD) & Scramjet Engine, Air Breathing Propulsion System.

  • Successful testing of indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage “C25” for GSLV MkIII for full flight duration of 640 seconds.

  • Successfully launched 104 satellites in single go, on board PSLV C37.

There are 57 missions proposed during next 3 years, 2018, 2019, & 2020 (26 Launch Vehicle missions & 31 satellite missions).

In 2018, 4 missions (1 Launch Vehicle mission & 3 satellite missions) are completed.

Indian Space Research Organisation

  • ISRO is space agency of GoI headquartered in Bangalore.
  • ISRO was established in 1969.
  • Vision to harness space technology for national development.
  • Objective of ISRO is to use space technology & its application to various national tasks.

ISRO Centres:

 Map of ISRO Centres

Map of ISRO Centres

Map of ISRO Centres

  • Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre (VSSC), Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre (LPSC), Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC-SHAR), Sriharikota.

  • ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri.

  • ISRO Satellite Centre (ISAC), Bangalore.

  • Space Applications Centre (SAC), Ahmedabad.

  • National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad.

  • ISRO Inertial Systems Unit (IISU), Thiruvananthapuram.

  • Development and Educational Communication Unit (DECU), Ahmedabad.

  • Master Control Facility (MCF), Hassan, Karnataka.

  • ISRO Telemetry, Tracking & Command Network (ISTRAC), Bangalore.

  • Laboratory for Electro-Optics Systems (LEOS), Bangalore.

  • Indian Institute of Remote Sensing (IIRS), Dehradun.

  • Antrix Corporation – The marketing arm of ISRO, Bangalore.

  • Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), Ahmedabad.

  • National Atmospheric Research Laboratory (NARL), Gadanki, Andhra pradesh.

  • North-Eastern Space Applications Centre (NE-SAC), Umiam.

  • Semi-Conductor Laboratory (SCL), Mohali.

  • Indian Institute of Space Science & Technology (IIST), Thiruvananthapuram – India’s space university.

- Published/Last Modified on: July 11, 2018

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