Active Stocks
Thu Apr 25 2024 15:57:40
  1. Kotak Mahindra Bank share price
  2. 1,643.00 -10.85%
  1. Tata Steel share price
  2. 167.60 1.27%
  1. State Bank Of India share price
  2. 812.60 5.10%
  1. Axis Bank share price
  2. 1,127.35 5.98%
  1. Power Grid Corporation Of India share price
  2. 292.60 0.71%
Business News/ Science / ISRO set to launch satellite INSAT-3DS today; 5 things to know about this 2024 space mission
BackBack

ISRO set to launch satellite INSAT-3DS today; 5 things to know about this 2024 space mission

ISRO is set to launch INSAT-3DS meteorological satellite aboard GSLV F14 spacecraft today evening. Here are 5 important points to know about this mission.

ISRO's latest meteorological satellite INSAT-3DS aboard GSLV-F14 will lift-off at 5.30 pm on February 17 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. (PTI)Premium
ISRO's latest meteorological satellite INSAT-3DS aboard GSLV-F14 will lift-off at 5.30 pm on February 17 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. (PTI)

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is set to launch its meteorological satellite INSAT-3DS aboard spacecraft GSLV F14 on Saturday, in the evening.

Here are 5 points to know about satellite INSAT-3DS' launch:

Also read: What is Bharatiya Antariksh Station, India's first space station to be set up by 2035?

  1. Date and Time: The satellite INSAT-3DS that will be aboard spacecraft GSLV F14 during launch today, February 17, will take off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC-SHAR) in Andhra Pradesh's Sriharikota at 5:35pm
  2. Purpose this satellite will serve: The satellite will help attain more accurate, precise and informative weather forecasts by studying the surface of the ocean and will be able to provide natural disaster warnings.
  3. GSLV F14's 16th mission: This is the 16th space mission for the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), and it aims to deploy the INSAT-3DS satellite into the Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit (GTO).
  4. Funding: The GSLV F14 will embark on its 16th mission which has been funded entirely by the Ministry of Earth Sciences and marks a major step forward in India's space advancements.
  5. Success rate: Former chairman of the ISRO termed GSLV F14 as “naughty boy" as it has been known to run into problems often. It holds a failure rate of 40 per cent as out of its total 15 space missions so far, GSLV F14 has faced problems in 6 of them.

Also read: ISRO successfully completes all missions under POEM-3; set to make re-entry into Earth

ISRO's last mission in May 2023 involving GSLV F14 spacecraft was a success, but the one prior to it had failed.

Also read: ISRO aims to launch first module of Indian space station by 2028, says chief Somanath: Reports

INSAT-3DS mission details

The satellite mission GSLV-F14/INSAT-3DS would provide continuity of services and assistance to the previously launched INSAT-3D (launched in 2013) and INSAT-3DR ( launched in September 2016), according to ISRO.

ISRO chairman S Somanath said," We have the launch of GSLV rocket carrying a meteorological satellite-INSAT-3DS for weather climate studies today. This satellite is built for the Ministry of Earth Sciences. It is the third satellite in the INSAT series of satellites," reported ANI.

Also read: ‘De-regularise’: ISRO chief says THESE factors could make India a satellite manufacturing hub

Following success of this mission, ISRO will be able to undertake enhanced meteorological observations, monitoring of land and ocean surfaces for weather forecasting and disaster warning. The space agency will also be able to provide Satellite aided Research and Rescue services (SAR) among others.

Moreover, the Indian space agencies chairman offered prayers at Sri Chengalamma Temple in Sullurpet of Andhra Pradesh today, ahead of meteorological satellite INSAT-3DS launch.

Unlock a world of Benefits! From insightful newsletters to real-time stock tracking, breaking news and a personalized newsfeed – it's all here, just a click away! Login Now!

Catch all the Business News, Market News, Breaking News Events and Latest News Updates on Live Mint. Download The Mint News App to get Daily Market Updates.
More Less
Published: 17 Feb 2024, 08:29 AM IST
Next Story footLogo
Recommended For You