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About Insat-3DS

Context:

Indian Space Research Organisation has completed all key tests on Insat-3DS satellite before the final review which will be followed by its shipping to the spaceport in Srihari Kota, Andhra Pradesh.

Relevance:

GS III: Science and Technology

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About Insat-3DS
  2. GSLV-F14 Overview
  3. Key Facts about INSAT-3DR

About Insat-3DS:

  • Collaborative Initiative: Developed through collaboration between ISRO and the India Meteorological Organisation (IMD).
  • Climate Observatory Series: Forms part of a series of climate observatory satellites designed to enhance climate services, joining the ranks of dedicated Earth observation satellites like INSAT-3D and INSAT-3DR already in operation.
  • Launch Method: Scheduled to be launched using the Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV-F14).

GSLV-F14 Overview:

  • Advanced Rocket Technology: GSLV-F14 represents a more advanced rocket employing liquid propellant for its operation.
  • Enhanced Capacity: Distinguished by its higher capacity and utilization of cryogenic liquid propellants across all three stages, presenting a more intricate engineering challenge but allowing for a significantly increased lift-off weight capacity.

Key Facts about INSAT-3DR:

  • Advanced Meteorological Satellite: INSAT-3DR stands as an advanced meteorological satellite for India, equipped with an imaging system and an Atmospheric Sounder.
  • Noteworthy Improvements: Significant enhancements in INSAT-3DR include imaging in the Middle Infrared band for night-time pictures of low clouds and fog, imaging in two Thermal Infrared bands for more accurate Sea Surface Temperature (SST) estimation, and higher spatial resolution in the Visible and Thermal Infrared bands.
  • Payloads: Features a multi-spectral imager, 19-channel sounder, data relay transponder, and search and rescue transponder.

-Source: The Hindu


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