INSAT-3DS, another success for ISRO, enters geostationary orbit

INSAT-3DS: INSAT stands for Indian National Satellite System. The objective of the mission is to provide continuity of services to INSAT-3D and INSAT-3DR (launched in September 2016) for advanced meteorological data monitoring of land and ocean surfaces, weather forecasting and disaster warning. The duration of this mission is expected to be approximately 10 years. INSAT-3DS is expected to reach In-Orbit Testing (IOT) by 28 February.

Feb 23, 2024 - 10:24
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INSAT-3DS, another success for ISRO, enters geostationary orbit

Another accomplishment for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) was the successful launch of the meteorological satellite INSAT-3DS into a geostationary orbit. ISRO announced on Thursday that all four of the mission's Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) firings have been completed. By February 28th, INSAT-3DS is anticipated to be ready for In-Orbit Testing (IOT).

INSAT-3DS, a third-generation weather observation satellite, was launched by ISRO earlier on Saturday. INSAT-3DS was launched by Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV)-F14 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The 2274 kg INSAT-3DS spacecraft was launched and placed in a geosynchronous transfer orbit after roughly 20 minutes of flight time.

INSAT stands for Indian National Satellite System. The objective of the mission is to provide continuity of services to INSAT-3D (launched in 2013) and INSAT-3DR (launched in September 2016) for advanced meteorological data, monitoring of land and ocean surfaces, weather forecasting and disaster warning. The duration of this mission is expected to be approximately 10 years.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer
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