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INSAT-3DS

Overview

Destination: Geostationary Transfer Orbit
Mission: Earth Science

Geostationary Transfer Orbit Satish Dhawan Space Centre Second Launch Pad Satish Dhawan Space Centre, India

INSAT-3DS is an Indian weather satellite built by the Indian Space Research Organisation and operated by ISRO as part of the Indian National Satellite System. It provides meteorological services to India using a 6-channel imager and a 19-channel sounder, as well as search and rescue information and message relay for terrestrial data collection platforms. The satellite will be a follow-up to INSAT-3DR.

Updates

SwGustav • Feb. 17, 2024, 1:05 p.m.

Launch success confirmed


SwGustav • Feb. 17, 2024, 12:05 p.m.

Liftoff


LL2 • Feb. 17, 2024, 11:33 a.m.

Livestream has started


GSLV Mk II

Family: GSLV
Configuration:

Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle Mark II (GSLV Mk II) is the largest launch vehicle developed by India, which is currently in operation. This fourth generation launch vehicle is a three stage vehicle with four liquid strap-ons. The indigenously developed cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS), which is flight proven, forms the third stage of GSLV Mk II. From January 2014, the vehicle has achieved four consecutive successes.

Specifications
  • Max Stage
    3
  • Length
    49.0 m
  • Diameter
    2.8 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    401 T
  • Thrust
    7420 kN
Family
  • Name
    GSLV Mk II
  • Family
    GSLV
  • Variant
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    GSLV Mk. II
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    2500 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Indian Space Research Organization

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Chairman: S. Somanath Founded: 1969 Successes: 77 Failures: 13 Pending: 14

Agency Type: Government

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is the space agency of the Government of India headquartered in the city of Bangalore. Its vision is to "harness space technology for national development while pursuing space science research and planetary exploration."

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