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Last updated on: 27-Nov-2019

Earth Observation

The main objective of Earth observation satellites is to gather information about earth - physical, chemical and biological systems.

The application of Earth observation satellites are primarily in the areas of

  • Cartography, Oceanography, Meterology, Natural Resource Management & Space Science
  • Rural Development and Urban Management
  • Forest Cover and Bio resources
  • Weather monitoring and forecasting
  • River banks erosion and fresh water mapping
  • Climate impact on bio-diversity and wild life and its migration pattern
  • Monitoring and forecasting natural disasters such as floods, earthquakes, cloud burst, glacier avalanches
  • Town / City planning for rails, roads, flyovers and bridges etc
  • Crop estimation and disease detection and loss estimation
  • Monitoring of Fish Shoals for fisheries
  • Mineralogy mapping and Monitoring

Small Satellites are for technology demonstration, scientific missions as well operational missions, with smaller payloads. ADCOS (Advisory Committee for Space Sciences) has been reviewing the proposals of scientific payloads and recommending the suitable missions for scientific satellites based on the value of the science outcome and the research potential. The requirements of the payloads and corresponding missions are studied to identify the required developments, satellite platform sub-systems and configure the satellite missions around IMS-1 and IMS-2 satellite buses.

PROJECT LAUNCH DATE LAUNCH PAD LAUNCH VEHICLE
CARTOSAT-3
RISAT-2BR1
11-Dec-2019 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C48
CARTOSAT-3
CARTOSAT-3
27-Nov-2019 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C47
Hysis
SHYSIS
29-Nov-2018 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C43
Microsat
Microsat
12-Jan-2018 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C40
INS-1C
INS-1C
12-Jan-2018 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C40
CARTOSAT-2S4
Cartosat-2 Series 4
12-Jan-2018 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C40
CARTOSAT-2s3
Cartosat-2 Series 3
23-Jun-2017 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C38
INS-1B
Nanosatellite: INS-1B
15-Feb-2017 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C37
INS-1A
Nanosatellite: INS-1A
15-Feb-2017 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C37
CARTOSAT-2s2
Cartosat-2 Series 2
15-Feb-2017 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C37
RESOURCE-2A
RESOURCESAT - 2A
07-Dec-2016 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C36
CARTOSAT-3
SCATSAT-1
26-SEP-2016 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C35
INSAT-3DR
NSAT-3DR
08-SEP-2016 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA GSLV-F05
CARTOSAT-2s1
Cartosat-2 Series 1
22-JUN-2016 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C34
INSAT-3D
INSAT-3D
26-JUL-2013 CSG, FRENCH GUIANA ARIANE-5
saral
SARAL
25-FEB-2013 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C20
RISAT-1
RISAT-1
26-APR-2012 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C19
megha
MEGHA TROPIQUES
12-OCT-2011 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C18
megha
RESOURCESAT-2
20-APR-2011 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C16
megha
YOUTHSAT
20-APR-2011 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C16
megha
CARTOSAT-2B
12-JUL-2010 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C15
megha
OCEANSAT-2
23-SEP-2009 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C14
megha
IMS-I
28-APR-2008 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C9
megha
CARTOSAT-2A
28-APR-2008 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C9
megha
CARTOSAT-2
10-JAN-2007 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C7
megha
HAMSAT
05-MAY-2005 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C6
megha
IRS-P5
(CARTOSAT-I)
05-MAY-2005 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C6
IRS-P6
(RESOURCESAT-I)
17-OCT-2003 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C5
megha
METSAT
(KALPANA-1)
12-SEP-2002 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C4
megha
TES
22-OCT-2001 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C3
megha
IRS-P4
(OCEANSAT-I)
26-MAY-1999 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C2
megha
IRS-1D
29-SEP-1997 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C1
megha
IRS-P3
21-MAR-1996 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-D3
megha
IRS-1C
28-DEC-1995 BAIKANUR COSMODROME MOLNIYA
megha
IRS-P2
15-OCT-1994 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-D2
megha
IRS-1E
20-SEP-1993 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-D1
megha
IRS-1B
29-AUG-1991 BAIKANUR COSMODROME VOSTOK
megha
IRS-1A
17-MAR-1988 BAIKANUR COSMODROME VOSTOK
megha
ROHINI (RS - D2)
17-APR-1983 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA SLV-3
megha
BHASKARA-2
20-NOV-1981 VOLVOGRADE C-1, Intercosmos
megha
ROHINI (RS - D1)
31-MAY-1981 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA SLV-3
megha
BHASKARA-1
07-JUN-1979 VOLVOGRADE C-1, Intercosmos