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INS 1A is new low-cost NanoSatellite bus developed in India with particular focus on giving developing countries an opportunity to fly their payloads to space in a cost-efficient manner. Both satellites use an identical bus module for an in-orbit demonstration of six months to one year.

INS 1A hosts a radiometer instrument to study the reflectance of different surface types on Earth plus a tech demo study looking at the performance of different electronic components in the radiation environment of Low Earth Orbit.

Alternate Names

  • 41949
  • ISRO NanoSatellite 1A
  • INS1A

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2017-02-15
Launch Vehicle: PSLV
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

Funding Agency

  • Indian Space Research Organization (India)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

Questions and comments about this spacecraft can be directed to: Coordinated Request and User Support Office

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