The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on September 8 launched their GSLV-F05 rocket which was carrying advanced weather satellite ‘INSAT-3DR’.
The launch took place at 4.50 pm at Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota after facing a delay of 40 minutes due to anomaly.
The INSAT 3DR satellite was placed into a geo-transfer orbit during the initially during lift off and the satellite would now move to designated geosynchronous orbit using its own propulsion systems.
The satellite weighs 2,211 kg and has an operational life of eight years.
It is equipped with modern instruments so as to study weather patterns and would help India at surface-level search and rescue operations.
The GSLV-F05 rocket is the tenth flight of India’s Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle and is designed to inject 2 to 2.5 ton class of satellites in geostationary orbits.