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Insat 3DR, 3DS

Insat 3DR [ISRO]

INSAT-3DR is a pure meteorological satellite without additional communication payload as in the other INSAT satellites. It is an improved successor to Insat 3D and features a 19-channel sounder, a 6-channel imager and a DRT & SAR payload.

INSAT-3DR was successfully launched in September 2016 on a GSLV Mk.2 rocket.

An additional ground spare, INSAT 3DS is also under construction.

Nation: India
Type / Application: Meteorology
Operator: Insat
Contractors: ISRO
Equipment: 19-channel sounder, a 6-channel imager, DRT & SAR payload
Configuration: I-2K Bus
Propulsion: 440 Newton thrust liquid apogee motor
Power: Deployable solar array, batteries
Lifetime: 10 years
Mass: 2211 kg (#3DR)
Orbit: GEO
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
Insat 3DR 2016-054A 08.09.2016 Sr SLP GSLV Mk.2
Insat 3DS - 2022

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