Advanced Weather Satellite INSAT-3d Successfully Launched

Advanced Weather Satellite INSAT-3d Successfully Launched by India.

India’s Weather Satellite INSAT-3D, carrying advanced weather monitoring payloads, was launched successfully on July 26, 2013 by Ariane-5 (VA214) launch vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana.

INSAT-3D is also equipped with a search and rescue payload that picks up and relays alert signals originating from the distress beacons of maritime, aviation and land based users and relays them to the mission control centre to facilitate speedy search and rescue operations.

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