Launch of Two Satellites by ISRO

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Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is launching two launches this month. One is INSAT-3DR and another is ScatSat.

INSAT-3DR is scheduled for September 8. The launch of GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) Mark II carrying the geostationary weather satellite INSAT-3DR was earlier postponed.

INSAT-3DR is a follow-on to INSAT-3D which entered space in 2013 from French Guiana.

ScatSat is an indigenously developed weather forecasting satellite. It will also have the capability to monitor sea surface winds and predict cyclones.

Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) will be used to launch this satellite that is expected to replace Oceansat-2 which is completing its lifespan.

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