What is the purpose of INSAT-3d

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1. India recently launched an Satellite INSAT-3d successfully by Ariane-5 (VA214) launch vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana. The satellite is meant for
(a) Advanced communication
(b) Monitoring of enemy Radars
(c) Advanced Weather Monitoring
(d) All the above

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India’s Weather Satellite INSAT-3D, carrying advanced weather monitoring payloads, was today launched successfully by Ariane-5 (VA214) launch vehicle from Kourou, French Guiana. With a lift-off mass of 2060 kg, INSAT-3D carries four payloads – Imager, Sounder, Data Relay Transponder and Satellite Aided Search & Rescue payload. 

Among them, the six channel imager can take weather pictures of the Earth and has improved features compared to the payloads in KALPANA-1 and INSAT-3A, the two Indian Geostationary Satellites providing weather services for the past one decade. ISRO has taken up the responsibility of end-to-end reception and processing of INSAT-3D data and the derivation of meteorological parameters with India Meteorological Department (IMD), New Delhi. 

An indigenously designed and developed INSAT-3D Meteorological Data Processing System (IMDPS) is installed and commissioned at IMD, New Delhi with a mirror site at Space Applications Centre, Bhopal and Ahmedabad.