ISRO’s mission successful, INSAT-3DS weather satellite placed into orbit

It aims to augment the study of the Earth's surface and oceanic observations

ISRO weather satellite launch Representative Image | PTI

A Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle carrying a third generation meteorological INSAT-3DS satellite has successfully entered the orbit on Saturday. The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) confirmed that the vehicle has "successfully placed the satellite into the intended geosynchronous transfer orbit."

"I am very happy to announce the successful accomplishment of the mission GSLV-F14 INSAT-3DS. The spacecraft has been injected into a very good orbit. We also noted that the vehicle has performed very well. Congratulations to everyone who has been a part of the team,” said ISRO chairman S. Somanath.

INSAT-3DS satellite aims to augment the study of the Earth's surface and oceanic observations.

The satellite weighing 2,274 kg would serve various departments under the Ministry of Earth Sciences including the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), ISRO said.

This is the second mission for ISRO this year after the successful launch of the PSLV-C58/EXPOSAT mission. 


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