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Last updated on: 24-Feb-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
HYSIS 29-November-2018 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C43 Microsat 12-January-2018 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C40 INS-1C 12-January-2018 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C40 Cartosat-2 Series 4 12-January-2018 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C40 Cartosat-2 Series 3 23-June-2017 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C38 Nanosatellite: INS-1B 15-Feb-2017 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C37 Nanosatellite: INS-1A 15-Feb-2017 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C37 Cartosat-2 Series 2 15-Feb-2017 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C37 RESOURCESAT - 2A 07-Dec-2016 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C36 SCATSAT-1 26-SEP-2016 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV- C35 INSAT-3DR 08-SEP-2016 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA GSLV-F05 Cartosat-2 Series 1 22-JUN-2016 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C34 INSAT-3D 26-JUL-2013 CSG, FRENCH GUIANA ARIANE-5 SARAL 25-FEB-2013 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C20 RISAT-1 26-APR-2012 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C19 MEGHA TROPIQUES 12-OCT-2011 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C18 RESOURCESAT-2 20-APR-2011 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C16 YOUTHSAT 20-APR-2011 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C16 CARTOSAT-2B 12-JUL-2010 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C15 OCEANSAT-2 23-SEP-2009 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C14 IMS-I 28-APR-2008 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C9 CARTOSAT-2A 28-APR-2008 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C9 CARTOSAT-2 10-JAN-2007 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C7 HAMSAT 05-MAY-2005 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C6 IRS-P5
(CARTOSAT-I)
05-MAY-2005 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C6
IRS-P6
(RESOURCESAT-I)
17-OCT-2003 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C5
METSAT
(KALPANA-1)
12-SEP-2002 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C4
TES 22-OCT-2001 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C3 IRS-P4
(OCEANSAT-I)
26-MAY-1999 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C2
IRS-1D 29-SEP-1997 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-C1 IRS-P3 21-MAR-1996 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-D3 IRS-1C 28-DEC-1995 BAIKANUR COSMODROME MOLNIYA IRS-P2 15-OCT-1994 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-D2 IRS-1E 20-SEP-1993 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA PSLV-D1 IRS-1B 29-AUG-1991 BAIKANUR COSMODROME VOSTOK IRS-1A 17-MAR-1988 BAIKANUR COSMODROME VOSTOK ROHINI (RS - D2) 17-APR-1983 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA SLV-3 BHASKARA-2 20-NOV-1981 VOLVOGRADE C-1, Intercosmos ROHINI (RS - D1) 31-MAY-1981 SHAR, SRIHARIKOTA SLV-3 BHASKARA-1 07-JUN-1979 VOLVOGRADE C-1, Intercosmos