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Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) successfully launched a record number of 104 satellites in the orbit. ISRO currently has a constellation of nine communication satellites, 1 meteorological satellite, 10 earth observation satellites and one scientific satellite.

  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) for Indian Space Research Organisation up to 100% is allowed. The FDI for satellites-establishment and operation is subject to the sector guidelines of the Department of Space/ISRO, under the government route.

India’s cost-effective space programme has launched 51 satellites for 20 countries to date and has the potential to serve as the world’s launch pad.


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The INSAT system with more than 200 transponders provides services to telecommunications, television broadcasting, satellite newsgathering, societal applications, weather forecasting, disaster warning and Search and Rescue operations. GSAT-17 joins the constellation of INSAT System consisting 15 operational satellites. ISRO has successfully launched 7 navigation satellites.

Today, India has one of the largest constellations of remote sensing satellites in operation. Currently, thirteen operational satellites are in Sun-synchronous orbit.

ISRO has launched 7 small satellites mainly for the experimental purposes. This experiment include Remote Sensing, Atmospheric Studies, Payload Development, Orbit Controls, recovery technology among others

The small satellite project is envisaged to provide platform for stand-alone payloads for earth imaging and science missions within a quick turn around time.


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    World record of sending 104 satellites into space in a single mission
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    India’s space programme stands out as one of the most cost-effective in the world
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    India is among the top five nations in the field of space exploration



1. November 2017 - India’s ISRO and Japan’s JAXA are joining forces for a lunar mission

FDI Facts

100% FDI allowed in satellites-establishment and operation