Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) was established with the motto to develop space technology and its application on various national projects. Also Read - Inspiring! Meerut Woman Who Left Home To Avoid Forced Marriage Returns As PCS Officer 7 Years Later

ISRO has successfully operationalized major satellite systems like Indian National Satellites (INSAT) for communication services, Indian Remote Sensing (IRS) satellites for management of natural resources, and Polar Satellite Launch Vehicles (PSLV) for launching IRS type of satellites and Geostationary Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) for launching INSAT type of satellites. Also Read - Before Reporting For Duty, This Bengaluru Cop Teaches Children of Migrant Workers Everyday For An Hour

The latest launch being Mangalyaan, the spacecraft, placed on the orbit of Mars. It has already started sending pictures of the red planet. Here is a list of the launches which the organization would be coming up in near future. Also Read - Ready to Send Children Back to School? 78% Parents Say No, Willing to Let Kids Repeat An Academic Year

Name of Satellites                   Nature
GSAT-6 and 6AGSAT-6 is a high power S-band communication satellite.  This spacecraft would provide a platform for developing technologies such as demonstration of large unfurlable antenna in satellites, handheld ground terminals and network management techniques that could be useful in future satellite based mobile communication applications.
GSAT-9GSAT-9 spacecraft, configured to augment the growing need of Ku-band transponders,  planned for launch onboard GSLV.
GSAT-11An advanced communication satellite employing a new class of bus weighing 4000-6000 Kg.
GSAT-15GSAT-15 is a communication satellite of 3150 kg lift-off and 6500 W power generation capacity. It is designed for a mission life of more than 12 years.
GSAT-16GSAT-16 is a communication satellite,with a lift off mass of 3150 kg and 6500 W power generation capacity with mission life of more than 12 years.
Resourcesat-2AResourcesat-2A, a follow on mission to Resourcesat-2, is intended to provide continuity of data to the users.
Cartosat-2C/2D/2ECartosat-2C mission is similar to Cartosat-2A/2B with a few technological enhancements and with the mission objective of providing high resolution scene specific spot imagery. It would carry Panchromatic and Multispectral cameras operating in Time Delay Integration (TDI) mode.
GISATGISAT would carry a GEO Imager with multi-spectral (visible, near infra-red and thermal), multi-resolution (50 m to 1.5 km) imaging instruments. GISAT will be placed in the geostationary orbit of 36,000 km height to provide near real time images of large areas of the country, under cloud free conditions, at frequent intervals.
INSAT-3DR/ 3DSINSAT-3DR would be a follow-on satellite to INSAT-3D and it is planned to be positioned at 74 deg East longitude in the geostationary orbit.

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