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  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has said that the INSAT-3DS satellite has been flagged off to the launch port at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

  • The satellite is an exclusive meteorological satellite with the primary objective to provide continuity of services to the existing in-orbit INSAT-3D and 3DR satellites and significantly enhancing the capabilities of the INSAT system.

  • The satellite is likely to be launched on board the GSLV F14 next month.

  • The space agency added that the satellite is a user-funded project with the Ministry of Earth Sciences.

  • Configured around the ISRO’s well-proven I-2k bus platform with a lift-off mass of 2,275 kg.

  • The satellite is designed for enhanced meteorological observations and monitoring of

  1. Land and ocean surfaces for weather forecasting and disaster warning .

  2. State-of-the-art payloads such as a six-channel imager.

  3. 19-channel sounder meteorology payloads.

  4. Communication payloads. 

  5. Data relay transponder (DRT) and a satellite-aided search and rescue (SAS&R) transponder.

  • The DRT instrument receives meteorological, and oceanographic data from automatic weather stations and augments weather forecasting capabilities

  • The SAS&R transponder is incorporated in the satellite to relay a distress signal/ alert detection for search and rescue services with global receive coverage.



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