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IDRDL


Indian agency. Defence Research and Development Laboratory, India.

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IDRDL Chronology


1988 February 25 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 1.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1989 May 22 - . 01:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni TD. LV Configuration: Agni TD 01.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1989 September 27 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1991 February 11 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1991 July 4 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 4.
  • - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

1992 - . Launch Site: Sriharikota. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 7. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 0 km ( mi).

1992 May 5 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1992 May 28 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni TD. LV Configuration: Agni TD 02. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 10 km (6 mi).

1992 August 18 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 8.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1993 February 7 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 10.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1993 June 1 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1993 November 30 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 11.
  • 250 kg RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1994 February 19 - . 12:13 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni TD. LV Configuration: Agni TD 04.
  • Agni RV Mk 1 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

1994 June 4 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 13.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1994 June 6 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1996 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2-2.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1996 January 27 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2-1 (15).
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1997 February 23 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2-3.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

1999 April 11 - . 04:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV Mk 2 Research and development launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2000 April 11 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Test launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 1.00 km (0.60 mi).

2000 June 16 - . 08:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 17.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2001 January 17 - . 04:31 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV Mk 2 Research and development launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2001 March 31 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 18.
  • Solid fuel test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2001 September 21 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • Test launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2001 December 12 - . 05:11 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Prithvi-2 test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2002 January 25 - . 03:15 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni RV Mk 2 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2003 January 9 - . 03:17 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni RV Mk 2 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Summary: MRBM test with dummy warhead..

2003 March 26 - . 06:00 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Prithvi-2? - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2003 April 29 - . 05:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Prithvi-2? - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2004 January 23 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Test mission - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2004 March 19 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Prithvi-3 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2004 July 4 - . 04:40 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni A-1 test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2004 August 29 - . 07:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Operational test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 1,000 km (600 mi).

2004 October 27 - . 05:59 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • Prihtvi-3 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2004 November 7 - . 06:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush. LV Configuration: Dhanush 3.
  • Ship test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2005 December 28 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush. LV Configuration: Dhanush 4.
  • INS Rajput - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2006 June 11 - . 08:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • User Trial - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2006 July 9 - . 05:33 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 3. LV Configuration: Agni 3 01. FAILURE: Failure.
  • Missile test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2006 November 26 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. Launch Pad: IC3?. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Test launch - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2006 November 27 - . 04:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Target (P2) - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: A modified Prithvi II SRBM was fired from the Chandipore test range, Balasore, about 250 kilometers north of Bhubaneswar..

2006 November 27 - . 04:46 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • Intercept (P2) - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: ABM interceptor test. The interceptor, a modified Prithvi II, was fired from Wheeler's Island in the Bay of Bengal..

2007 March 30 - . 09:05 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Platform: INS-P51. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • Ship test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2007 April 12 - . 05:22 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 3.
  • IRBM test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 400 km (240 mi).

2007 May 9 - . 05:10 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

2007 October 5 - . 05:07 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2007 October 24 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2007 December 6 - . 05:30 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • AAD Target - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2007 December 6 - . 05:35 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi AAD.
  • AAD Interceptor - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 40 km (24 mi).

2008 March 23 - . 04:45 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2008 May 7 - . 04:26 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 3.
  • - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi).

2008 May 23 - . 04:56 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2-.
  • - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 44 km (27 mi).

2009 March 6 - . 10:54 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • PAD Target - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 120 km (70 mi).

2009 March 6 - . 10:57 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • PAD Interceptor 3 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 75 km (46 mi).

2009 April 15 - . 04:50 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2.
  • - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2009 May 19 - . 04:36 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi).

2009 October 12 - . 04:58 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2.
  • Prithvi-2 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2009 October 12 - . 05:03 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi 2.
  • Prithvi-2 - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2009 November 23 - . 14:19 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 20 km (12 mi).

2009 December 13 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 50 km (31 mi).

2010 February 7 - . 05:20 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 3.
  • Agni III test - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 350 km (210 mi). Range: 3,500 km (2,100 mi). Summary: Fourth Agni III test..

2010 March 15 - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • AAD Target - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 70 km (43 mi).

2010 March 27 - . 00:14 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Dhanush.
  • RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Test launch.

2010 March 27 - . 00:18 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi). Summary: Test launch.

2010 March 27 - . 19:37 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 1.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Summary: Test launch.

2010 May 17 - . 03:48 GMT - . Launch Site: Balasore. LV Family: Agni. Launch Vehicle: Agni 2. LV Configuration: Agni A2.
  • Agni RV - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 300 km (180 mi). Summary: Training launch.

2010 July 26 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC4. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi. LV Configuration: Prithvi AAD.
  • AAD Interceptor - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 15 km (9 mi).

2010 July 26 - . Launch Site: Balasore. Launch Complex: Balasore IC3. LV Family: Prithvi. Launch Vehicle: Prithvi.
  • AAD Target - . Nation: India. Agency: IDRDL. Apogee: 100 km (60 mi).

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