New Delhi: On Thursday at 4:40 pm ISRO successfully launched the advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR; ISRO’s GSLVF05 carrying INSAT-3DR from Sriharikota.
INSAT-3DR has an advanced imager, a sounder and transponders for data relay and search and rescue missions. It will maintain continuity in the weather forecasting related services of its predecessors and a variety of other meteorological functions. Its operational life is planned to be ten years.
According to ISRO, the satellite has the ability to provide information on estimated rainfall, sea and land surface temperature, snow cover and cloud movement from a height of 36000 kilometre several times a day covering entire landmass of India and its neighbourhood including remote and uninhabited areas.