|Launch vehicle.||Kosmos-3M rocket.|
|Launch date.||19th of April 1975, 07:30 UTC.|
|Launch site.||Kapustin Yar 107/2, USSR.|
|Ceased operations.||24th of April, 1975.|
|Major contractor(s)||N/A. A unknown Indian government or private entity with Soviet technical help.|
|Is it still in orbit.||No, it burnt up on the 12th of February, 1992.|
|Launch mass.||360 kg (794 lb).|
|Links.||https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryabhata_(satellite) and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aryabhata|
Aryabhata (Hindi: आर्यभट्ट) was India's first satellite and named after a major Gupta era (476–550 CE) Indian astronomer of the same name.
India had agreed to allow the USSR to use Indian ports for tracking ships and launching vessels in return for launching future Indian satellites. It was built to conduct astrophysics experiments in X-ray astronomy, aeronomics, and solar physics. It was on of the best satellites ever launched by India.