INSAT-3DS satellite sent to launch port in Sriharikota

Syllabus: GS-III

Subject: Space Technology

Topic: Recent space missions

Context: ISRO to launch INSAT-3DS satellite soon.

Issue: INSAT series satellites


  • It is an exclusive meteorological satellite for enhanced meteorological observations and monitoring of land and ocean surfaces for weather forecasting and disaster warning.
  • It provides continuity of services to the existing in-orbit INSAT-3D and 3DR satellites with enhanced capabilities.

Indian National Satellite System(INSAT) series

  • It is a series of multipurpose geostationary satellites launched by ISRO to satisfy telecommunications, broadcasting, meteorology, and search and rescue operations.



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