Aryabhata Satellite – The First Satellite of India

The first satellite of India named Aryabhata was launched by India on 19 April 1975 from Kapustin Yar, a Russian rocket Kosmos-3M launch vehicle. The satellite was assembled at Peenya, near Bangalore, but was launched by a Russian-made rocket.

Launch date19 April 1975
Launch siteKapustin Yar
Launch mass360 kg (794 lb)
Power46 watts
Weighed794 pounds (360 kg)

It was built by ISRO ( Indian Space Research Organisation ). Aryabhata was an astronomer and mathematician of India after the 5th century it was named the same name. Between 1976 and 1997 satellite Aryabhata images appeared on the back of 2 rupees (Indian Bank Note) and between 1 rupee.

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