INCOSPAR

1962: Establishment of ISRO's predecessor — the Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) under Dr. Vikram Sarabhai (Source: Getty Images)
1963 - Sounding rocket launch (Source: ISRO)
1969: ISRO formed under Department of Atomic Energy. Brought under Department of Space in 1972
1975: ISRO's first indigenous satellite Aryabhatta (360 kg) launched aboard a Soviet rocket. Stayed active well beyond mission life. (Source: ISRO)
1980: Satellite Launch Vehicle-3 (SLV-3) places Rohini satellite (RS-1) into orbit. India joins exclusive club of space-faring nations as 6th member (Source: ISRO)
1981: 670 kg APPLE — ISRO's first indigenous communications satellite launched into orbit aboard ESA's rocket (Source: ISRO)
1992: 106.1 kg SROSS-C satellite placed into short-term orbit by ISRO's own Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV). Full success achieved in a similar 1994 mission. (Source: ISRO)
1992: 106.1 kg SROSS-C satellite placed into short-term orbit by ISRO's own Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV). Full success achieved in a similar 1994 mission. SROSS-C satellite (Source: ISRO)
1994: Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) successfully places 804 kg IRS-P2 into orbit. (A PSLV rocket: Courtesy ISRO)
1999: PSLV places 3 satellites in orbit, including one each from Korea and Germany. ISRO's commercial arm Antrix Corporation begins to market PSLV launch services. (A PSLV rocket: Courtesy ISRO)
2001: Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) places GSAT-1 into orbit. (A GSLV rocket: Courtesy ISRO)
2008: PSLV launches Chandrayaan-1 Lunar orbiter and impacter. Indigenous mission made India the 4th country to reach the Moon. Chandrayaan-1 discovered widespread presence of water molecules in lunar soil. Satellite still in Lunar orbit (Source: ISRO)
2008: Chandrayaan-1 Lunar orbiter (Source: ISRO)
2013: PSLV launches Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan) which begins orbit of Mars in 2014 making India the first nation to achieve Mars orbit at first attempt. (Source: ISRO)
2013: Mangalyaan (Mars Orbiter Mission) (Source: ISRO)
2014: CARE capsule for potential manned mission tested using Launch Vehicle Mark 3, which would later become GSLV MkIII (Source: ISRO)
2014: CARE capsule for potential manned mission (Source: ISRO)
2016: ISRO tests its Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) (Source: ISRO)
2016: ISRO tests its Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) (Source: ISRO)
2017: ISRO launches 104 satellites in a single PSLV rocket to create a world record (Source: ISRO)
June, 2017: ISRO launches 3.1 tonne GSAT-19 aboard its heaviest ever rocket -- the GSLV MkIII (Source: ISRO)
June 2017: The GSLV MkIII's cryogenic stage-3
Space
ISRO's meteoric rise
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