INSAT-3DR the Advanced Weather Satellite Successfully Launched by ISRO [ Current Affairs - Science & Technology ]
INSAT-3DR the advanced weather satellite has been successfully launched by Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) from Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F05), in the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota.
With this ISRO has successfully launched seventh mission this year after the IRNSS series and the scramjet propulsion mission.
- INSAT-3DR balancing 2,211-kg will supplement the services of INSAT-3D launched from French Guiana in July 2013.
- It was designed in ten years.
- INSAT-3DR was placed at Geostationary Transfer Orbit (GTO).
- INSAT-3DR has cargoes:
- Multi-Spectral Imager to capture images of earth at every 26 minutes for providing information about sea surface temperature, snow cover, and cloud motion winds.
- Sounder for providing information on temperature and humidity.
- Data-Relay Transponder which will collect meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic data.
- Satellite Aided Search and Rescue Transponder to collect and relay alert signals originating from distress beacons of aviation, maritime, among others.
- Along with this it will also provide service continuity to earlier meteorological missions and further augment the capability give various meteorological, search and rescue services.
- GSLV-F05 was GSLV India’s tenth flight and fourth with the indigenous cryogenic engine CE-7.5.
- It contains Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS) on-board.
- GSLV is a 3 stage rocket with ability to launch 2 to 2.5 ton class of satellites into GTO.
- First stage: was fired by solid fuel and its four strap-on motors by liquid fuel.
- Second stage: the second stage was powered by liquid fuel
- Third stage: was fire by cryogenic engine which is more effective because it is trustable for every kilogram of propellant burnt.
- ISRO stands for Indian Space Research Organization. It is space agency of Indian Government and it’s headquarter is at Bangalore, India.
- It was formed in 1969 with name Indian National Committee for Space Research (INCOSPAR).
- First satellite named ‘Aryabhata’ was built by ISRO and launched by Soviet Union in 1975.
- Rohini was the first satellite which was placed in orbit by SLV-3 in 1980.
- Published on: September 9, 2016