|Operator||Indian Space Research Organisation|
|Position||74 degrees East longitude|
|Payload||6 channel Imager, 19 channel Sounder, data relay and SA&R transponders|
|Manufacturer||Indian Space Research Organisation|
|Launch Mass||2060 kg|
|Launch Date||2021 (planned)|
|Launch Site||Satish Dhawan Space Centre - Sriharikota|
INSAT-3DS is a follow-on mission of INSAT-3DR and will be used as spare in case of contingency requirement. It is an advanced meteorological satellite configured with improved Imaging System and Atmospheric Sounder. It carries two meteorological payloads: 6 channel Imager & 19 channel Sounder. In addition to this, it also carries a Data Relay Transponder (DRT) and Satellite Aided Search and Rescue (SA&R) payload to provide continuity to INSAT S&R services. INSAT-3DS is designed for enhanced meteorological observations, monitoring of land and ocean surfaces, generating vertical profile of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and humidity for weather forecasting and disaster warning.
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