INSPIRESat-1 is a satellite weighing less than 10 kg developed by the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST) and its foreign partners. The satellite will be launched aboard an upcoming Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission of the ISRO. It was developed under the International Program in Research and Education (INSPIRE).
The small satellite will be placed in a low earth orbit. It is equipped with a Compact Ionosphere Probe for observing the EarthÂ’s ionosphere. The satellite was earlier planned to be launched last year. However, the launch was deferred because of the pandemic.