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1962Indian  National  Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR) formed by the Department of Atomic Energy  and work on establishing  Thumba Equatorial Rocket  Launching Station (TERLS) started.
1963First sounding rocket launched from TERLS(November 21, 1963).
1965Space Science & Technology Centre (SSTC) established in Thumba.
1967Satellite Telecommunication Earth Station set up at Ahmedabad.
1968TERLS dedicated to the United Nations (February 2, 1968).
1969Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) formed under Department of Atomic Energy (August 15, 1969).
1972Space Commission and Department of Space set up(June 1, 1972). ISRO brought under DOS.
1972-1976Air-borne remote sensing experiments.
1975Becomes Government Organisation (April 1, 1975).
ISRO First Indian Satellite, Aryabhata, launched (April 19, 1975).
1975-1976Satellite Instructional Television Experiment (SITE) conducted.
1977Satellite Telecommunication Experiments Project (STEP) carried out.
1979Bhaskara-I, an experimental satellite for earth observations, launched (June 7, 1979).
First Experimental launch of SLV-3 with Rohini Technology Payload on board (August  10, 1979). Satellite could not be placed in orbit.
1980Second Experimental launch of SLV-3, Rohini satellite successfully placed in orbit. (July 18, 1980).
1981First developmental launch of SLV-3.
RS-D1 placed in orbit (May 31, 1981)
APPLE, an experimental geo-stationary communication satellite successfully launched (June 19, 1981). 
Bhaskara-II launched (November 20, 1981).
1982INSAT-1A launched (April 10, 1982).
Deactivated on September 6, 1982.
1983INSAT-1B, launched (August 30, 1983).
Second developmental launch of SLV-3. RS-D2 placed in orbit (April 17, 1983).
1984Indo-Soviet manned space mission (April 1984).
1987First developmental launch of ASLV with SROSS-1 satellite on board (March 24, 1987).
Satellite could not be placed in orbit.
1988Launch of first operational Indian Remote Sensing Satellite, IRS-1A (March 17, 1988).
Second developmental launch of ASLV with SROSS-2 on board (July 13, 1988). Satellite could not be placed in orbit.
INSAT-1C launched (July 21, 1988). Abandoned in November 1989.
1990INSAT-1D launched (June 12, 1990).
1991Second operational Remote Sensing satellite, IRS-1B, launched (August 29, 1991).
1992Third developmental launch of ASLV with SROSS-C on board (May 20, 1992). Satellite placed in orbit.
INSAT-2A,   the first satellite of the indigenously-built second-generation INSAT series, launched (July 10, 1992).
1993INSAT-2B, the second satellite in the INSAT-2 series, launched (July 23, 1993).
Developmental launch of PSLV with IRS-1E on board (September 20, 1993).
Satellite could not be placed in orbit.
1994Fourth developmental launch of ASLV with SROSS-C2 on board (May 4, 1994). Satellite placed in orbit.
Second developmental launch of PSLV with IRS-P2 on board (October 15, 1994). Satellite successfully placed in polar sunsynchronous orbit.
1995INSAT-2C, the third satellite in the INSAT-2 series, launched (December 7, 1995).
Launch of third operational Indian Remote Sensing Satellite, IRS-1C (December 28, 1995).
1996Third developmental launch of PSLV with IRS-P3 on board (March 21, 1996). Satellite placed in polar sunsynchronous orbit.
1997First operational launch of PSLV with IRS-1D on board (September 29, 1997). Satellite placed in orbit.
(An in-orbit satellite, ARABSAT-1C, since renamed INSAT-2DT, was acquired in November 1997 to partly augment the INSAT system).
INSAT-2D, fourth satellite in the INSAT series, launched (June 4, 1997). Becomes inoperable on October 4, 1997.
1998INSAT system capacity augmented with the readiness of INSAT-2DT acquired from ARABSAT (January 1998).
1999INSAT-2E, the last satellite in the multipurpose INSAT-2 series, launched by Ariane from Kourou French Guyana, (April 3, 1999).
Indian Remote Sensing Satellite, IRS-P4 (OCEANSAT), launched by Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C2) along with Korean KITSAT-3 and German DLR-TUBSAT from Sriharikota (May 26, 1999).
2000INSAT-3B, the first satellite in the third generation INSAT-3 series, launched by Ariane from Kourou French Guyana(March 22, 2000).
2001The first developmental launch of GSLV-D1 with GSAT-1 on board from Sriharikota (April 18, 2001)
ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C3, successfully launched three satellites — Technology Experiment Satellite (TES) of ISRO, BIRD of Germany and PROBA of Belgium – into their intended orbits (October 22, 2001).
2002Successful launch of INSAT-3C by Ariane from Kourou French Guyana, (January 24, 2002).
ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C4, successfully launched KALPANA-1 satellite from Sriharikota(September 12, 2002).
2003Successful launch of INSAT-3A by Ariane from Kourou French Guyana, (April 10, 2003).The Second developmental launch of GSLV-D2 with GSAT-2 on board from Sriharikota (May 8, 2003). 
Successful launch of INSAT-3E by Ariane from Kourou French Guyana, (September 28, 2003).
ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C5, successfully launched RESOURCESAT-1 (IRS-P6) satellite from Sriharikota(October 17, 2003).
2004The first operational flight of GSLV (GSLV-F01) successfully launched EDUSAT from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota (September 20, 2004)
2005ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C6, successfully launched CARTOSAT-1 and HAMSAT satellites from Sriharikota(May 5, 2005).
Successful launch of INSAT-4A by Ariane from Kourou French Guyana, (December 22, 2005).
2006Second operational flight of GSLV (GSLV-F02) from SDSC SHAR with INSAT-4C on board. (July 10, 2006). Satellite could not be placed in orbit.
2007ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C7 successfully launches four satellites – India’s CARTOSAT-2 and Space Capsule Recovery Experiment (SRE-1) and Indonesia’s LAPAN-TUBSAT and Argentina’s PEHUENSAT-1 (January 10, 2007).

Successful recovery of SRE-1 after maneuvering it to reenter the earth’s atmosphere and descend over the Bay of Bengal about 140 km east of Sriharikota (January 22, 2007). 
Successful launch of INSAT-4B by Ariane-5 from Kourou French Guyana, (March 12, 2007).

ISRO’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, PSLV-C8, successfully launched Italian astronomical satellite, AGILE from Sriharikota (April 23, 2007). 

Successful launch of GSLV (GSLV-F04) with INSAT-4CR on board from SDSC SHAR (September 2, 2007).
2008PSLV-C10 successfully launches TECSAR satellite under a commercial contract with Antrix Corporation (January 21, 2008).

PSLV-C9 successfully launches CARTOSAT-2A, IMS-1 and 8 foreign nano satellites from Sriharikota (April 28, 2008).

PSLV-C11 successfully launches CHANDRAYAAN-1 from Sriharikota (October 22, 2008).
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