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List of foreign satellites launched by India

India has launched 239 satellites for 28 different countries as of October, 2018.[1] Commercial launches for foreign nations are negotiated through Antrix, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). All satellites were launched using the ISRO's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) expendable launch system. Between 2013 and 2015, India launched 28 foreign satellites for nine different countries earning a total revenue of US$101 million.[2]

ISRO successfully launched 104 satellites by a single rocket on 15 February 2017, of which 3 satellites are Indian satellites while the remaining are foreign commercial satellites. Ninety-six satellites are from the United States, while the others come from Israel, the UAE, Kazakhstan, the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.[3] It is the largest number of satellites launched on a single flight by any space agency. The previous record was held by Russia's Dnepr launcher which launched 37 in June 2014.[4]

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No. Satellite Country Launch date Launch mass Launch vehicle Other information
1 DLR-Tubsat  Germany 26 May 1999 45 kg PSLV-C2 ISRO's 1st commercial launch with foreign satellites as payload. India's Oceansat-1 was also launched. This was PSLV's 3rd launch overall.
2 Kitsat-3  South Korea 110 kg
3 BIRD  Germany 22 October 2001 92 kg PSLV-C3 ISRO's 2nd commercial launch.
4 PROBA  Belgium 94 kg
5 Lapan-TUBsat  Indonesia 10 January 2007 56 kg PSLV-C7
6 Pehuensat-1  Argentina 6 kg
7 AGILE  Italy 23 April 2007 352 kg PSLV-C8 PSLV's 11th flight.
8 TecSAR  Israel 21 January 2008 295 kg PSLV-C10 PSLV's 12th launch.
9 CAN-X2  Canada 28 April 2008 3.5 kg PSLV-C9 ISRO launched 10 satellites, of which 8 were foreign[5].
10 NLS-5 6.5 kg
11 Delfi-C3  Netherlands 2.2 kg
12 AAUSAT-II  Denmark 0.75 kg
13 COMPASS-1  Germany 1 kg
14 Rubin-8 8 kg
15 CUTE-1.7  Japan 3 kg
16 SEEDS-2 1 kg
17 UWE-2  Germany 23 September 2009 1 kg PSLV-C14 ISRO launched 7 satellites, of which 6 were foreign[6].
18 BeeSat-1 1 kg
19 RUBIN-9.1 8 kg
20 RUBIN-9.2 8 kg
21 ITUpSAT1  Turkey 1 kg
22 SwissCube-1   Switzerland 1 kg
23 Alsat-2A  Algeria 12 July 2010 117 kg PSLV-C15 ISRO launched 5 satellites, of which 3 were foreign[7].
24 AISSat-1  Canada 6.5 kg
25 TIsat-1   Switzerland 1 kg
26 VESSELSAT-1  Luxembourg 12 January 2011 28.7 kg PSLV-C18 ISRO launched 4 satellites, of which 1 was foreign[8].
27 X-SAT  Singapore 20 April 2011 105 kg PSLV-C16 ISRO launched 3 satellites, of which 1 was foreign[9].
28 SPOT-6  France 9 September 2012 712 kg PSLV-C21 PSLV's 22nd flight.
29 PROITERES  Japan 15 kg
30 Sapphire  Canada 25 February 2013 148 kg PSLV-C20 ISRO launched 7 satellites, of which 6 were foreign[10].
31 NEOSSat 74 kg
32 TUGSAT-1  Austria 14 kg
33 UniBRITE-1 14 kg
34 AAUSAT3  Denmark 0.8 kg
35 STRaND-1  United Kingdom 6.5 kg
36 SPOT-7  France 30 June 2014 714 kg PSLV-C23 PSLV's 10th flight in 'core-alone' configuration (i.e. without the use of solid strap-on motors).
37 AISAT  Germany 14 kg
38 CanX-4  Canada 15 kg
39 CanX-5 7 kg
40 VELOX-1  Singapore 7 kg
41 UK-DMC 3A  United Kingdom 10 July 2015 447 kg PSLV-C28[11] India's first exclusive foreign satellites launch, all the 5 payloads were from  United Kingdom. At the time it was the heaviest commercial mission (1439 kg) successfully accomplished using a launch vehicle assembled by ISRO.
42 UK-DMC 3B 447 kg
43 UK-DMC 3C 447 kg
44 CBNT-1 91 kg
45 De-OrbitSail 7 kg
46 LAPAN-A2  Indonesia 28 September 2015 68 kg PSLV-C30 Commercial satellites from  United States were launched on an Indian rocket for the first time. Astrosat, India's first dedicated astronomy satellite, was also launched on this flight.[12]
47 NLS-14 (Ev9)  Canada 5.5 kg
48 Lemur-2-Peter  United States 4 kg
49 Lemur-2-Jeroen 4 kg
50 Lemur-2-Joel 4 kg
51 Lemur-2-Chris 4 kg
52 TeLEOS-1  Singapore 16 December 2015 400 kg PSLV-C29 Exclusive commercial launch of 6  Singaporean satellites.
53 VELOX-C1 123 kg
54 VELOX-II 13 kg
55 Athenoxat-1 <5 kg
56 Kent Ridge 1 (KR 1) 78 kg
57 Galassia 3.4 kg
58 LAPAN A3  Indonesia 22 June 2016 120 kg PSLV-C34 ISRO launched 20 satellites (including 3 Indian satellites) aboard PSLV-C34, the highest number of satellites that the agency has launched aboard a single flight.[13][14]
59 BIROS  Germany 130 kg
60 M3MSat  Canada 85 kg
61 GHGsat-D 25.5 kg
62 SkySat Gen2-1  United States 110 kg
63-74 12 x Dove (satellite) 4.7 kg each
75 AlSAT-1N  Algeria 26 September 2016 7 kg PSLV-C35 ISRO launches 8 satellites in its 15th flight of the 'XL' version of the PSLV - 5 foreign satellites and 3 Indian satellites (SCATSAT-1, PRATHAM and PISAT).[15]
76 Alsat-1B 103 kg
77 Alsat-2B 117 kg
78 NLS-19  Canada 8 kg
79 Pathfinder-1  United States 44 kg
80-167 88 x Flock-3p  United States 15 February 2017 4.7 kg each PSLV-C37 ISRO launched 104 satellites, of which 3 were Indian satellites. It is the largest number of satellites launched on a single flight by any space agency[16].
168-175 8 x Lemur-2 4.6 kg each
176 Al Farabi-1  Kazakhstan 1.7 kg
177 BGUSAT  Israel 4.3 kg
178 Nayif-1  UAE 1.1 kg
179 DIDO-2  Israel
  Switzerland
4.2 kg
180 PEASS  Belgium
 Germany
 Israel
 Netherlands
3 kg
181 Pegasus(QB50 AT03)  Austria 23 June 2017 2 kg PSLV-C38 ISRO launched 31 satellites, of which 29 were foreign[17].
182 QB50-BE06  Belgium ?
183 SUCHAI-1  Chile 1 kg
184 VZLUSAT-1  Czech Republic 2 kg
185 Aalto-1  Finland 3.9 kg
186 ROBUSTA-1B  France 1 kg
187 COMPASS-2/Dragsail  Germany 4 kg
188 URSAMAIOR  Italy 3 kg
189 D-SAT 4.5 kg
190 Max Valier  Italy

 Germany

15 kg
191 CE-SAT1  Japan 60 kg
192 Venta-1  Latvia 7.5 kg
193 LituanicaSAT-2  Lithuania 4 kg
194 skCUBE  Slovakia 1 kg
195 InflateSail  United Kingdom 3.2 kg
196 UCLSat 2 kg
197-199 3 x Diamond Satellites 18 kg
200 CICERO-6  United States ?
201-208 8 x Lemur-2 Satellites 4 kg each
209 Tyvak-53b ?
210 Telesat Phase-1 LEO  Canada 12 January 2018 168 kg PSLV-C40 ISRO Launched 31 satellites, of which 28 were foreign[18].
211 POC-1  Finland ?
212 PicSat  France 3.5 kg
213 CBNT-2  United Kingdom 42.7 kg
214 CANYVAL-X  South Korea 4 kg
215 CNUSAIL-1 4 kg
216 KAUSAT-5 3.2 kg
217 SIGMA 3.8 kg
218 STEP CUBE LAB 1 kg
219-222 4 x Flock-3p  United States 4.7 kg each
223-226 4 x Lemur-2 4 kg each
227-230 4 x SpaceBEE ?
231 DemoSat-2 ?
232 Micromas-2 3.8 kg
233 Tyvak-61C ?
234 Fox-1D 1.5 kg
235 Corvus BC3 10 kg
236 Arkyd-6 10 kg
237 CICERO-7 10 kg
238 NovaSAR  United Kingdom 16 September, 2018 445kg PSLV-C42 Exclusive commercial launch of two foreign satellites belonged to Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd (SSTL),  United Kingdom. The satellites were put into sun-synchronous orbit under a commercial arrangement with Antrix Corp Ltd, the commercial arm of the ISRO.
239 S1-4 444kg
240 Centauri -1 Australia Australia 29 - Nov - 2018 - PSLV-C43 -
241 Kepler (CASE) Canada Canada
242 FACSAT Colombia Colombia
243 Reaktor Hello World Finland Finland
244 InnoSAT-2 Malaysia Malaysia
245 HIBER-1 Netherlands Netherlands
246 3Cat-1 Spain Spain
247 CICERO-8 United States USA
248-263 FLOCK 3R 16 Satellites
264 Global -1 -
265 HSAT-1
266-269 LEMURs 4 Satellites

Total Foreign Satellites launched by ISRO : 269 (as of 29/11/2018)


Foreign Satellites by Country (as of 29 - Nov - 2018)Edit

No. Country Total Number of Satellites
1  United States 192
2  United Kingdom 14
3  Germany 13*
4  Canada 13
5  Singapore 8
6  South Korea 6
7  Belgium 5*
8  Algeria 4
9  Israel 4*
10  Italy 4
11  Japan 4
12  Austria 3
13  France 3
14  Indonesia 3
15   Switzerland 3*
16  Denmark 2
17  Finland 3
18  Netherlands 3*
19  Argentina 1
20  Chile 1
21  Czech Republic 1
22  Kazakhstan 1
23  Latvia 1
24  Lithuania 1
25  Luxembourg 1
26  Slovakia 1
27  Turkey 1
28  UAE 1

1

29  Bangladesh 1
30 Spain Spain 1
31 Malaysia Malaysia 1
32 Colombia Colombia 1
33 Australia Australia 1

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "India says PSLV launches generated $601 million in commercial launch fees 2013-2015 - SpaceNews.com". SpaceNews.com. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
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  10. ^ "PSLV-C20 - ISRO". www.isro.gov.in. Retrieved 15 August 2018.
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