First color image from INSAT-3DR released by ISRO

New Delhi: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has released its first color images of earth from recently launched INSAT-3DR, advanced meteorological satellite on twitter page. This image was acquired and processed at MCF-Hassan facility of ISRO.

ISRO successfully launched INSAT-3DR satellite from Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota on September 8.

It is launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit, 36,000 km above earth.

According to ISRO sources, INSAT-3DR incorporates advanced improvements of imaging in Middle Infrared band to provide night time pictures of low clouds and fog and two Thermal Infrared bands for estimation of Sea Surface Temperature (SST) with better accuracy. 

Late last week ISRO released first image of earth in black and white from INSAT-3DR.

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