ISRO Successfully Launches Advanced Weather Satellite INSAT-3DR
INSAT-3DR will provide a variety of meteorological services to the country.
ISRO successfully launched the GSLV-F05, carrying advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR from the spaceport of Sriharikota, about 110 km from Chennai around 5 pm on Thursday.
After a normal lift-off, the heat shield separated and the performance of the GS2 was normal, reported ISRO.
INSAT-3DR will provide a variety of meteorological services to the country. It would join the operational Search and Rescue service provided by INSAT 3D to various users, including Coast Guard, Airport Authority of India, Shipping, Defence Services.
The designed mission life of INSAT-3DR is 10 years.
GSLV-F05 is the flight in which the indigenously developed Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS) will be carried on-board for the fourth time during a GSLV flight.
GSLV-F05 in its 10th flight would launch the 2,211 kg advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR into Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).
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