ISRO to finally launch weather satellite INSAT-3DR by August


Sriharikota: Officials conveyed on Friday at Sriharikota that, pre-arrangements for the introduce of weather satellite INSAT-3DR with the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-MkII) subsequently month are progressing. P Kunhi Krishnan, Director of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC)has further conveyed that, by August end the weather satellite INSAT-3DR will be put into orbit by a GSLV rocket. Preparations for introduction are going on. India’s rocket port is situated in SDSC in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh.

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It is learnt that the commence is hesitantly slated for August 28. A superior executive of the Indian Space Research Organisation conveyed that the satellite is yet to arrive at the rocket port. Usually the satellites attain the rocket port about a couple of weeks previous to the launch date. With enhanced shock engrossing aspects through the transit, these days Indian satellites are first sent to filling of fuel and then to the clean room. A senior ISRO Official has conveyed that, we have shunned one testing stage of the satellite and thereby cutting down the introduce time. He has also further conveyed that, though foreign satellites that ISRO introduces with its PSLV rockets will be tested in full without hopping even the first clean room.

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In September 2016, ISRO will introduce ScatSat, a weather monitoring and forecasting satellite — with polar satellite introduce vehicle (PSLV).The Indian satellite will be a co-passenger to an Algerian satellite. Both the satellites will be put into dissimilar orbits. So the fourth stage/engine of the rocket will be switched off subsequent to ejecting ScatSat first. Then following a gap of around 30 minutes, the engine will be switched on and put the Algerian satellite into its intended orbit.