Aryabhata (satellite)

Aryabhata satellite

Aryabhata was India's first satellite, named for the Indian mathematician Aryabhata (c. AD 450). The Soviet Union provided the launch vehicle and assisted India in developing Aryabhata, which carried out satellite technology tests and made observations of the upper atmosphere.


launch date Apr 19, 1975
launch vehicle Cosmos-3M
launch site Kapustin Yar
orbit 398 × 409 km × 50.7°
mass 360 kg