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Info-pedia / 16 Feb 2024



Context: INSAT-3DS will be launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

Mission Objective:

·         Monitor Earth’s surface, oceans, and environment using specialized spectral channels.

·         Capture vertical profiles of atmospheric parameters.

·         Enable data collection and dissemination from Data Collection Platforms (DCPs).

·         Offer Satellite Aided Search and Rescue services.

Launch Vehicle: GSLV


·         Enhance meteorological observations for weather forecasting and disaster warning.

·         Augment existing meteorological services alongside INSAT-3D and INSAT-3DR satellites.


·         Improved weather forecasting and disaster preparedness.

·         Enhanced monitoring of land, ocean surfaces, and atmospheric conditions.

·         Strengthened capabilities for data collection and search and rescue operations