ISRO officials have reported that the Indian space agency is preparing the launch of weather satellite INSAT-3DR with the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-Mk II) next month at Sriharikota. Also Read - ISRO to launch Geo Imaging Satellite with GSLV-F10 on March 5Also Read - Xiaomi teams up with ISRO and Qualcomm to bring NavIC technology to Redmi smartphones
“The weather satellite INSAT-3DR will be put into orbit by a GSLV rocket August end. Preparations for the launch are going on,” P. Kunhi Krishnan, Director of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC), told IANS. Also Read - Xiaomi, Realme to launch phones with India's own NavIC GPS tech
India’s rocket port is located in SDSC in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. It is learnt that the launch is tentatively slated for August 28. A senior official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) told IANS that the satellite is yet to reach the rocket port. Normally the satellites reach the rocket port couple of weeks before the launch date.