ISRO successfully launches India’s largest LVM3 rocket, carrying 36 satellites.
On Sunday, the Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM-III) lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.
The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched India’s largest Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM3) rocket/OneWeb India-2 Mission from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday.
On Saturday, the countdown to the second commercial launch of the LVM3 rocket began. The launch of the 43.5-meter-tall rocket began at 9 a.m. The 36 first-generation satellites, weighing a total of 5,805 kg, will be launched into a 450 km circular orbit with an inclination of approximately 87.4 degrees.
The UK-based Network Access Associated Ltd (OneWeb) will launch 36 satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on Sunday using the LVM-III. The OneWeb Group Company has agreed to launch 72 satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO) with ISRO’s commercial arm, NewSpace India Ltd.
The first satellite deployment collaboration between the two organisations occurred in October 2022, when ISRO launched 36 OneWeb satellites. OneWeb is a global communication network powered by space that allows governments and businesses to connect.