ISRO

Experimental Satellites

ISRO has launched many small satellites mainly for the experimental purposes. This experiment include Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Studies, Payload Development, Orbit Controls, recovery technology etc.

Launch Date Launch Mass Powersort descending Launch Vehicle Orbit Type Application
Rohini Technology Payload (RTP) Aug 10, 1979 35 kg SLV-3E1
Rohini Satellite RS-1 Jul 18, 1980 35 kg 16 Watts SLV-3E2
APPLE Jun 19, 1981 670 kg 210 Ariane -1(V-3) GSO Communication, Experimental
Aryabhata Apr 19, 1975 360 kg 46 Watts C-1 Intercosmos Experimental
YOUTHSAT Apr 20, 2011 92 kg Solar Array generating 230 W, one 10.5 AH Li-ion battery PSLV-C16/RESOURCESAT-2 SSPO Student Satellite