ISRO to launch INSAT-3DS on Feb 17, which will improve forecasts

Syllabus: GS- III

Subject: Science & Technology

Topic: Space technology

Issue: INSAT-3DS.

Context: The launch of INSAT-3DS.


  • Funded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences.
  • It will enhance meteorological observations, particularly for tracking cyclones and other natural disasters.
  • it is part of the Third Generation Meteorological Satellite series and will provide
    • high-resolution images of the Earth,
    • vertical profiles of the atmosphere, and
    • aid in search and rescue operations.

Meteorological satellite: is a type of Earth observation satellite that is primarily used to monitor the weather and climate of the Earth.

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