INSAT-3DR is an Indian weather satellite built by the Indian Space Research Organisation and operated by the Indian National Satellite System. It will provide meteorological services to India using a 6-channel imager and a 19-channel sounder, as well as search and rescue information and message relay for terrestrial data collection platforms. The satellite was launched on 8 September 2016, and is a follow-up to INSAT-3D.
|Names||Indian National Satellite 3D Repeat|
|Mission type||Weather satellite|
|Mission duration||Planned: 10 years |
Elapsed: 6 years, 8 months, 20 days
|Manufacturer||ISRO Satellite Centre|
Space Applications Centre
|Launch mass||2,211 kg (4,874 lb)|
|Dry mass||956 kg (2,108 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||8 September 2016, 11:20UTC|
|Rocket||GSLV Mk II F05|
|Launch site||Satish Dhawan SLP|
|DCS||Data Collection Service|
|SAS&R||Advanced Aided Search & Rescue|
INSAT-3DR was successfully launched on 8 September 2016 at 11:20 UTC aboard a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, which was delayed from 28 August. The rocket placed it into a geostationary transfer orbit for eventual stationing in geosynchronous orbit at 74° E.