It’s a great achievement and once again ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) has created history and it has successfully launched advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR on board the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle – GSLV-F05. This is one of the latest headlines in India that creating buzz across the globe.
The rocket took off to orbit from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) at Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The latest news updates is that for the first time Cryogenic Upper Stage (CUS) engine is used in an operational flight.
INSAT-3DR will join the operational Search and Rescue service provided by INSAT-3D to various users, Shipping services, Defense services, Airport Authority of India. The previous advanced weather satellite INSAT-3D launch took place on July 26, 2013 from French Guiana.
Earlier, in January 2014 and August 2015 the GSLV had successfully launched D5 and D6 missions putting GSAT-14 and GSAT-6 satellites in the intended orbits. The designed mission life of INSAT-3DR is 10 years.
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