The Indian Space Research Organisation on Thursday launched an advanced weather satellite called INSAT-3DR using the rocket GSLV-F05. The launch time was earlier scheduled at 4:10 pm but was later postponed to 4:50 pm.
The satellite INSAT 3DR, weighing 2,211 kg, has been put into a geo-transfer orbit by the rocket initially during lift off. The satellite has been taken to its designated geosynchronous orbit using its own propulsion systems.
INSAT 3DR has an operational life of eight years and is equipped with modern instruments to study weather patterns and to help in the surface-level search and rescue operations.
The launch of the GSLV-F05 was the tenth flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, designed to inject 2 to 2.5 ton class of satellites in geostationary orbits.
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