ISRO successfully launches INSAT-3DS meteorological satellite

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday successfully launched the INSAT-3DS satellite.
The lift-off took place from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. With the launch, India marked a new chapter in its space exploration journey.

#WATCH | Andhra Pradesh: ISRO launches INSAT-3DS meteorological satellite onboard a Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle F14 (GSLV-F14), from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
(Source: ISRO) pic.twitter.com/kQ5LuK975z
— ANI (@ANI) February 17, 2024

The satellite was pushed into orbit aboard the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F14).

The second stage performance is normal and the payload bearing has also been separated as ISRO launched INSAT-3DS meteorological satellite.

#WATCH | Andhra Pradesh: The second stage performance is Normal and the payload bearing has also been separated as ISRO launched INSAT-3DS meteorological satellite onboard a Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle F14 (GSLV-F14).
(Source: ISRO) pic.twitter.com/V0QJvAVoRC
— ANI (@ANI) February 17, 2024

What is INSAT-3DS?
The satellite has been designed to enhance meteorological observations. It will also monitor land and ocean surfaces to facilitate weather forecasting and disaster warnings.
The data provided by INSAT-3DS will be used by several departments of the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) to improve weather predictions and other meteorological services.
INSAT-3DS will be primarily used to monitor the Earth’s surface and carry out oceanic observations.
The 51.7-meter tall rocket carries imager payloads, sounder payloads, data relay transponders, and satellite-aided search and rescue transponders that will be used to study cloud properties, fog, rainfall etc.

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