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ISRO All Set To Launch Its Versatile INSAT- 3DR Weather Satellite

Indian Space Research Organization does not just takes pride in its glorious space-exploration history but has also served the country a continuous chain of missions to reach the zenith in science and technology. Once again, the community is excited for another mission to revolutionize the weather monitoring system through specially crafted INSAT-3DR satellite. The hi-tech machine clubbed with its carrier rocket GSLV-F05 will embark on 74 degrees East longitude in the geostationary orbit today at 4:10 pm from the from the second launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.

Stuffed with enormous applications, the INSAT-3DR weighs 2,211 kilograms and is a fusion of two meteorological payloads – one is known to be a 6 channel Imager and the other is a 19 channel Sounder. Instrument-wise, it also consists of a Data Relay Transponder (DRT) jointly with a Satellite Aided Search and Rescue (SAS&R) payload to continue the uninterrupted service of INSAT SAS&R.


This time, GSLV-F05 will complete a decade of successful flight mission for medium lift launch system - Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle which was crafted to place 2-2.5 ton weighing satellites on the accurate position. INSAT-3DR has a lifespan of eight years and carrying more significance, GSLV-F05 would be the first official rocket to carry indigenously built Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS). Again, it is the fourth time to take the home-made cryogenic on-board which escalates its importance.

The upcoming flight has been equipped with the same 3 stage configuration system that has been used for GSLV-D5 and D6 missions in January 2014 and August 2015. As a matter of relevance, the history articulates that the rockets were very successful to place GSAT-14 and GSAT-6 satellites in their respective positions with the maximum accuracy. Keeping a link to this reference, expectedly every bit will work in support of the launch just an hour after.

Source: ISRO
Tamil azhagan
Tamil azhagan • Sep 10, 2016
Hai, friends i have a doubt on INSAT and GSAT could the members can explain please!!!!! whether the ISRO had any plan to create satellites that can find the flights that could be missed? Because it is a great issue in INDIA still from the first flight that missed before 30-40 years and till now ,,😒😒
They do have a satellite navigation program which is highly depended on GPS. You can find all the details here:

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