• It is an advanced weather satellite
  • Launched by GSLV-F05
  • It will supplement the services of INSAT-3D
  • It is placed in Geo Stationary Transfer orbit
  • Payloads in INSAT-3DR:
    1. Multi-Spectral Imager: It would generate images of earth every 26 minutes to provide information on various parameters, sea surface temperature, snow cover, cloud motion winds.
    2. Sounder: It will provide information on temperature and humidity.
    3. Data-Relay Transponder: It will be used for receiving meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic data. 
    4. Satellite Aided Search and Rescue Transponder: It will be used to pick up and relay alert signals originating from distress beacons of aviation, maritime, among others

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