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Advanced weather satellite INSAT-3D successfully launched

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Fri, Jul 26, 2013 04:30 hrs

India has successfully launched its advanced weather satellite INSAT-3D from the spaceport of Kourou in French Guiana early this morning.

European space consortium Arianespace's Ariane 5 rocket launched INSAT-3D and Alphasat satellites. This will be the first Geo-Stationary sounder system over the Indian Ocean.

Minutes after the launch, Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation K Radhakrishnan said that the Master Control Facility at Hassan in India has received signals from INSAT-3D.

According to ISRO, INSAT-3D adds a new dimension to weather monitoring through its atmospheric sounding system, which provides vertical profiles of temperature, humidity and integrated ozone from surface to top of the atmosphere. (ANI)



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