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Indian space programme encompasses research in areas like astronomy, astrophysics, planetary and earth sciences, atmospheric sciences and theoretical physics. Balloons, sounding rockets, space platforms and ground-based facilities support these research efforts. A series of sounding rockets are available for atmospheric experiments. Several scientific instruments have been flown on satellites especially to direct celestial X-ray and gamma-ray bursts.

Major space missions are Chandrayaan-l and Mars Orbiter Mission.
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Mars Orbiter Mission, India's first interplanetary probe to Mars, was launched successfully on Nov 05, 2013 from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. More..
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Chandrayaan-1,India's first mission to Moon, was launched successfully on October 22, 2008 from SDSC SHAR, Sriharikota. More..
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Second satellite successfully orbited by ASLV. Working even four years after its launch.  More..
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First Indian satellite, launched into a near earth orbit on April 19, 1975, by an Intercosmos rocket of erstwhile USSR.  More..
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The satellite was launched onboard the first development a flilght of ASLV. It did not reach the orbit.   More..
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