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06 October, 2022 | 02:54 AM

ISRO plans to launch 36 OneWeb satellites this month. Details here

ISRO plans to launch 36 OneWeb satellites this month. Details here
Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) informed on Thursday that it will launch 36 satellites of United Kingdom’s global communications network OneWeb onboard its heaviest launcher LVM3 or the Launch Vehicle Mark III later this month. The launch under ‘OneWeb India-1 mission/ LVM3 M2' will mark LVM3’s entry into the global commercial launch service market. ISRO to launch 36 satellites of OneWeb onboard LVM3, nominally during the second half of Oct 2022. With this “LVM3 M2/ OneWeb India-1 Mission”, the 1st LVM3 dedicated commercial launch on demand through NSIL, LVM3 enters the Global commercial launch service market. @OneWeb pic.twitter.com/7vyvnRDPMW — ISRO (@isro) October 6, 2022 The collaboration is a result of ISRO’s commercial arm NewSpace India Limited’s two service contracts, signed with One Web for launching low Earth orbit (LEO) broadband communication satellites. ISRO said that as part of the contract, 36 satellites will be placed into orbit by one LVM3, from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. With the launch, OneWeb will have over 70 per cent of its planned ‘Gen 1 LEO constellations’ in orbit as it prepares to deliver high-speed, low latency connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities. Also Read | Mars Orbiter craft non-recoverable, Mangalyaan mission over, confirms ISRO ISRO shared the details about the launch preparations on its Twitter handle, informing that integration of the cryogenic upper stage of the launch vehicle and the integration of payload fairing with 36 satellites will take place in the coming days, making it launch-ready by the 3rd or 4th week of October. OneWeb - a global communications network powered by a constellation of 648 LEO satellites is headquartered in London. Launched in February 2019, it aims at delivering connectivity everywhere around the world through the implementation of a constellation of LEO satellites. India’s Bharti is a major investor and shareholder of OneWeb. SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON ABOUT THE AUTHOR Nisha Anand Trainee Content Producer for Hindustan Times Digital Streams. I read about feminism, late modern history, and globalisation of Korean music. ...view detail Topics isro satish dhawan space centre isro satish dhawan space centre Subscribe to our best newsletters HT Daily Capsule Pick a topic of your interest and subscribe All Newsletters Subscribe Subscribed to newsletter successfully Thank you for subscribing to our Daily News Capsule newsletter. Personalise your news feed. Follow trending topics Done TRENDING TOPICS WHO Nobel Prize 2022 ISRO IND vs SA 1st ODI Horoscope Today