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INSPIRESat 1 is a joint project between the University of Colorado’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology, with additional contributions from institutions in Singapore and Taiwan.

It hosts a scientific instrument to study the dynamics of Earth’s ionosphere, a layer of the upper atmosphere where the influences of terrestrial weather and space weather come together, impacting satellite operations and radio communications.

Another instrument on INSPIRESat 1 is an X-ray spectrometer funded by NASA to observe solar flares. The INSPIRESat 1 spacecraft was assembled and tested in Colorado and shipped to India to prepare for launch.

Alternate Names

  • 51657

Facts in Brief

Launch Date: 2022-02-14
Launch Vehicle: PSLV-XL
Launch Site: Sriharikota, India

Funding Agency

  • Unknown (International)


  • Technology Applications

Additional Information

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

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