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Indian Payload Launches

Year: 2015
Country: India
2015 was a record year for India, increasing the number of launches the country conducted to an unprecedented high. India carried out nearly ##% of global orbital launch activity in 2015. The country’s ## launches beat out the previous year’s record of ##. India’s launch rate during the ##...
Year: 2014
Country: India
India conducted ## orbital launch attempts in 2014, all of which were successful. The vehicle used for ## of the launches was the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), which deployed ## PNT satellites into inclined geosynchronous orbits, and ## French imagery satellite into polar orbit. The ##...
Year: 2013
Country: France, Italy
India conducted ## successful orbital launches in 2013, all using its indigenously designed Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). The ## flight, in February 2013, carried a French oceanography satellite along with a selection of microsatellites. The ## flight took place in July 2013, lofting an...
Year: 2012
Country: India, Russia
In 2012, the Indian space program carried out ## launches, consistent with recent launch tempos for the Indian space program. India has worked to create and maintain an independent space launch capability and is poised to enhance its capabilities over the next several years with the development of...
Year: 2011
Country: France, India
India had a successful year in 2011, launching ## rockets without any of the failures that plagued its 2010 launch season. All ## launches used the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). While the rocket’s nomenclature hints at its original purpose to place satellites into polar orbit, over time...
Year: 2010
Country: Algeria, India, Russia
India conducted ## launches in 2010, up from two in 2009. However, ## of the ## in 2010 were unsuccessful. The ## ## used the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle to carry into orbit two remote sensing satellites, one of which was Indian and the other Algerian, along with several small technology...
Year: 2009
Country: India
India’s launch fleet consists of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) and the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV). The PSLV, a medium-lift launch vehicle that has been flying since 1993, performs the bulk of Indian launches, with ## PSLV launches taking place in 2009.
Year: 2008
Country: India, Russia
India conducted ## orbital launches in 2008, all aboard its Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). In addition to the PSLV, India operates a second vehicle, the larger Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV).
Year: 2007
Country: India
India is developing a heavy lift launch vehicle, the GSLV Mk-III, with a test flight planned in 2009 or 2010.

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