INSAT-3D is an advanced weather satellite of India configured with improved Imaging System and Atmospheric Sounder.
INSAT-3D is designed for enhanced meteorological observations, monitoring of land and ocean surfaces, generating vertical profile of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and humidity for weather forecasting and disaster warning.
It carries four payloads -
- 6 channel multi-spectral Imager
- 19 channel Sounder
- Data Relay Transponder (DRT)
- Search and Rescue Transponder
The payloads of INSAT-3D will provide continuity and further augment the capability to provide various meteorological as well as search and rescue services.