The meteorological instruments on board INSAT-3A have been tested in the last two days and the pictures
received indicate good performance of both the cameras. It may be noted that
INSAT-3A, which was launched on April 10, 2003, carries two meteorological
A three-channel Very High
Resolution Radiometer (VHRR) with 2 km spatial resolution in the Visible
spectral band and 8 km resolution in Thermal Infrared band and Water Vapour
A Charge Coupled Device (CCD) Camera, which
operates in the Visible, Near Infrared and Shortwave Infrared bands, providing
a spatial resolution of 1 km.
The CCD camera was tested on April 17th and the VHRR on April 18th.