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2008

• PSLV-C9 successfully launches CARTOSAT-2A, IMS-1 and 8 foreign nano satellites from Sriharikota (April 28, 2008).

• PSLV-C10 successfully launches TECSAR satellite under a commercial contract with Antrix Corporation (January 21, 2008).

2007

• Successful launch of GSLV (GSLV-F04) with INSAT-4CR on board from SDSC SHAR (September 2, 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.

 
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