The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."
ScatSat-1 is a microsatellite of 371 kg and a mission life of 5 years. It is tasked to provide weather forecasting, cyclone prediction, and tracking services to India. This launch will also carry 7 other satellites, the 117kg Alsat-2B, the 103kg Alsat-1B & the 7kg Alsat-1N earth observation satellites for Algerian Space Agency, the 44kg Pathfinder-1 earth imager for Blacksky, the 8kg CanX-7 deorbiter for UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory, the 10kg Pratham Ionospheric Tomographer for IIT Bombay and the 5.25kg PiSat earth imager for PES University.