An Indian Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) Mk. 2 rocket, designated GSLV-F14, launched the INSAT-3DS satellite for the country’s Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES). This geostationary meteorological satellite will support the previously launched INSAT-3D and INSAT3DR satellites. The 2275 kg INSAT-3DS satellite is based off of the Indian Space Research Organization’s (ISRO) I-2k satellite bus.