INSAT-3DR with solar panel deployed
NamesIndian National Satellite 3D Repeat
Mission typeWeather satellite
COSPAR ID2016-054A Edit this at Wikidata
SATCAT no.41752
Mission durationPlanned: 10 years
Elapsed: 7 years, 5 months, 4 days
Spacecraft properties
ManufacturerISRO Satellite Centre
Space Applications Centre
Launch mass2,211 kg (4,874 lb)[1]
Dry mass956 kg (2,108 lb)[1]
Power1,700 W[1]
Start of mission
Launch date8 September 2016, 11:20 (2016-09-08UTC11:20) UTC
RocketGSLV Mk II F05
Launch siteSatish Dhawan SLP
Orbital parameters
Reference systemGeocentric
Longitude74° E[1]

INSAT-3DR is an Indian weather satellite built by the Indian Space Research Organisation and operated by the Indian National Satellite System.[2] 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.[3] The satellite was launched on 8 September 2016, and is a follow-up to INSAT-3D.

Satellite payload

Payload Usage
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,[4][5] which was delayed from 28 August.[6] The rocket placed it into a geostationary transfer orbit for eventual stationing in geosynchronous orbit at 74° E.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d Radhakrishan, Vignesh (8 September 2016). "Isro's advanced weather satellite launched: Here are 8 things to know". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  2. ^ "SALIENT FEATURES OF INSAT-3D". Archived from the original on 3 May 2019. Retrieved 3 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "INSAT-3DR". World Meteorological Organization. 5 June 2012. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  4. ^ Clark, Stephen (8 September 2016). "GSLV puts advanced Indian weather satellite in orbit". Spaceflight Now. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  5. ^ Tejonmayam, U. (8 September 2016). "Isro's desi cryo engine–powered GSLV-F05 places INSAT-3DR weather satellite in orbit". The Times of India. Times News Network. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  6. ^ "ISRO prepares to launch weather satellite INSAT-3DR on August 28". The Indian Express. Indo-Asian News Service. 30 July 2016. Retrieved 7 August 2016.