ISRO will launch a meteorological satellite named INSAT-3DS to improve meteorological observations and help in better weather forecasting and disaster warning. The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has announced that the INSAT-3DS satellite will be launched on February 17 by the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Veggies F14 (GSLV F14) rocket.
“The launch of the GSLV-F14/INSAT-3DS mission will take place on Saturday, February 17 at 5.30 pm from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) at Sriharikota of SHAR,” ISRO said.
The mission is scheduled to take off on February 17, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. IST from SDSC-SHAR, Sriharikota.
In its 16th year, GSLV aims to deploy INSAT-3DS, a meteorological and disaster warning satellite.
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The GSLV plans to place the Insat-3DS weather satellite in the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO), the space agency said. It is also said that subsequent orbit-raising maneuvers will ensure that the satellite remains in geostationary orbit.
The space agency said the satellite is designed to provide improved meteorological observations and monitoring of land and sea surfaces for weather forecasting and disaster warning.
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