Indian Satellites and Missiles

Most important events and affairs related to Indian Satellites and Missiles.

List of Indian Recent Satellite launched:

PSLV-C23 launched successfully on 30th June, 2014

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C23 launched successfully from the First Launch Pad of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. It carried five foreign satellites (1 from France, 2 from Canada, 1 from Germany and 1 from Singapore). It was the third successful all-commercial launch for Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).


IRNSS-1B the second out of seven series of Indian Regional Navigational Satellite System (IRNSS) launched by a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle PSLV-C24 on 4th April 2014 from from Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.


GSAT-14 is an Indian communication satellite launched by a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk.II in January 2014. It was launched from the Second Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. It is expected that GSAT-14 will be replaced with the GSAT-3 satellite, which was launched in 2004.

Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM)

Mars Orbiter Mission called as Mangalyaan is Indian first Mars orbiter is launched by Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 5th November 2013. The Mars Orbite launched from the First Launch Pad at Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SHAR), Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.


IRNSS-1A was the first Indian navigation satellite in the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS). It was launched on 1st July 2013

Indian Satellite Launched Vehicles:

PSLV Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle or PSLV developed and by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) for launching Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites into sun synchronous orbits.

First Launch: Payload: IRS-1E on 20th September, 1993

Chandrayaan-1 lunar probe and the Mars Orbiter Mission are the most notable payloads by PSLV.

GSLV Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle

GSLV Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle developed and by ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation).

First Launch: GSAT-1 on 18th April, 2001

Other Satellite Launched Vehicles:

Ariane - Rocket family

Ariane is a European civilian expendable space launch vehicles.

List of Indian Missiles

AgniSurface to Surface
TrishulSurface to Air
NagAnti-tank missile
AakashSurface to Air
PrithviSurface to Surface
DhanushSurface to Surface

Prithvi Missile Series

Prithvi-I150 Km100 Kg
Prithvi-II250-350 Km500-1000 Kg
Prithvi-III250-600 Km250-500 Kg

Agni Missile Series

Agni-I700-1200 Km
Agni-II2000-2500 Km
Agni-III3000-5000 Km
Agni-IV2500-3700 Km
Agni-V5000-8000 Km
Agni-VI8000-10,000 Km