ISRO launches INSAT-3D satellite, watch LIVE… – Bollywood Keeda

Harikota. ISRO has launched INSAT-3D satellite. The 2274 kg satellite, once operational, will serve various departments under the Earth Sciences, Meteorological Department (IMD), National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), Weather Forecasting Center and the Indian National Centre.

The 51.7 meter long rocket will carry an imager payload, sounder payload, data relay transponder and satellite-aided search and rescue transponder. These will be used to study clouds, fog, rain, snow and its depth, fire, smoke, land and oceans.

INSAT or Indian National Satellite System was created by ISRO to meet India’s communication, telecast, meteorology and search and rescue needs. This is a series of Jio stationary satellites. It was started in 1983. INSAT is the largest local communication system in the Asia Pacific region. The satellites are monitored and controlled from the main control centers located at Hassan in Karnataka and Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh. Six satellites of this series have been launched so far. The last satellite is INSAT-3DR. It is still working.

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