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36 OneWeb broadband satellites are launched by India’s largest rocket

36 OneWeb broadband satellites are launched by India’s largest rocket

36 OneWeb broadband satellites are launched by India's largest rocket

36 OneWeb broadband satellites are launched by India’s largest rocket

 

The biggest rocket, the Launch Vehicle Mark 3 (LVM3 or GSLV Mark 3), launched from Andhra Pradesh in the country’s south, successfully placed 36 satellites into orbit, according to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).

“The LVM3 M2/OneWeb India-1 mission went off without a hitch.” “Each of the 36 satellites was successfully put into its proper orbit,” the news outlet announced early Sunday.

The launch took occurred at 12:07 a.m. local time at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota.

The “mission is being undertaken as part of the commercial arrangement” between New Space India Limited, a business controlled by the Indian government, and OneWeb, a satellite firm based in the United Kingdom, according to the agency.

“The LVM3-M2 mission through NSIL is a special commercial mission for the firm OneWeb, which is based in another nation.” It is the first multi-satellite voyage to LEO, with 36 OneWeb Satellites. It has the largest payload mass of any LVM3 mission to date, weighing 5,796 kilogrammes (12,777 pounds), as previously stated.

According to the information supplied, it was the first multi-satellite launch with 36 OneWeb satellites aboard, the first commercial mission of the LVM3, and the first Indian rocket with a payload of six tonnes.

The Minister of Science and Technology, Jitendra Singh, stated that this achievement was “yet another feather in the much-decorated crown of Team ISRO.”

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