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The Aryabhata spacecraft.

The Aryabhata spacecraft. (Credit: ISRO)

Lifetime: April 1975

Country (primary): India

Primary Science

Aryabhata was India's first satellite and was designed for studies of X-ray astronomy, aeronomics and solar physics. Unfortunately, a power failure halted experiments after 4 days in oribt, and all signals from the spacecraft were lost after 5 days of operation.

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