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2015-01-18T17:39:24+05:30

India's space odyssey

1963
First sounding rocket launched from TERLS on November 21.

1980
First experimental launch of Satellite Launch Vehicle (SLV-3) carrying the Rohini satellite but satellite not placed in orbit.

1981
First developmental launch of SLV-3. Rohini placed in orbit.

1983
Second developmental flight of SLV-3. Insat system commissioned with launch of Insat-1B satellite.

1992
First successful launch of Augmented SLV (ASLV) placing SROSS-C satellite. Launch of Insat-2A, the first satellite of the indigenously-built, second-generation Insat series, followed by the 3 and 4 series.

1993
First developmental flight of Polar SLV (PSLV) with IRS-1E.

1997
First operational launch of PSLV carrying IRS-1D.

1999
PSLV started carrying foreign payloads (Korean and German satellites) along with ISRO satellite Oceansat.

2001
Successful launch of heavy rocket Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) with GSAT-1 satellite.

2004

Launch of Edusat by GSLV's first operational flight.



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