Indian Space Research
Organization (ISRO) is planning to launch a meteorological satellite,
INSAT-3D to monitor atmospheric characteristics viz. cloud motion winds,
vertical profiles of humidity and temperature, total precipitable water,
sea surface temperature over Indian Ocean, outgoing radiation etc. The
satellite is scheduled for launch during 2013.
The data obtained from this satellite along with ground based
observations would help to derive information about climatic conditions,
The above information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry
Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and in the Prime Ministerís
Office, Shri V. Narayanasamy to the Parliament today.