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INSAT-3DS will be launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

About INSAT-3DS

∙ INSAT-3DS Satellite is a follow-on mission of Third Generation Meteorological Satellite from Geostationary Orbit.

∙ Launch vehicle :The GSLV aims at deploying the INSAT-3DS meteorological satellite into the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).

∙ Subsequent orbit-raising maneuvers will ensure that the satellite is positioned in a Geo-stationary Orbit.

∙ It is fully funded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). 

∙ It is designed for enhanced meteorological observations and monitoring of land and ocean surfaces for weather forecasting and disaster warning. 

∙ The satellite will augment the Meteorological services along with the presently operational INSAT-3D and INSAT-3DR satellites. 

Objectives of the mission

∙ To monitor Earth’s surface, carry out Oceanic observations and its environment in various spectral channels of meteorological importance.

∙ To provide the vertical profile of various meteorological parameters of the Atmosphere.

∙ To provide the Data Collection and Data Dissemination capabilities from the Data Collection Platforms (DCPs).

∙ To provide Satellite Aided Search and Rescue services.

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