The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated ISRO scientists, on the successful launch of the tenth flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle GSLV-F05, carrying an advanced weather satellite ‘INSAT -3DR’.
“Our space programme keeps making us proud with the exemplary achievements. Successful launch of INSAT-3DR is a moment of immense joy. Congratulations to ISRO scientists for time and again demonstrating top-notch skill, unparalleled dedication and remarkable determination”, he said.
INSAT-3DR is an advanced meteorological satellite built by India to provide a variety inputs essential for accurate weather forecasting. For this, it is equipped with three payloads, namely, a Multi-spectral Imager, Sounder and weather Data Relay Transponder. It also carries a satellite aided Search and Rescue Transponder that picks up and relays alert signals originating from distress beacons of maritime, aviation and land based users.