ISRO to launch met satellite by 2013

September 6th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS  

ISRO New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) is planning to launch a meteorological satellite by 2013 to monitor atmospheric characteristics, parliament was informed Thursday.

“ISRO is planning to launch INSAT-3D to monitor atmospheric characteristics like cloud motion winds, vertical profiles of humidity and temperature, total precipitable water, sea surface temperature over Indian Ocean and outgoing radiation,” Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office V. Narayanasamy told the Rajya Sabha.

“The data obtained from this satellite along with ground based observations would help to derive information about climatic conditions, including rain,” he said.

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