IRSO – Indian Space Research Organization has successfully launched its heaviest rocket LVM3-M2 and placed 36 broadband Satellites today. The Satellites were of a UK based customer OneWeb Ltd, a customer of NewSpace India Ltd (NSIL). Atyutka congratulates ISRO, its Scientists, Engineers, Technicians and all those who were part of this great achievement. It is a Diwali Gift from ISRO for all Indians.
All the 36 Satellites of OneWeb Ltd were injected into the stipulated Orbits around 75 minutes after the rocket blasted off. The launch was carried off from the launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotta on Sunday 23rd Oct 2022. This is ISRO’s maiden commercial launch. OneWeb is a global communication network powered from space which enables internet connectivity for Governments and Business. Bharti Enterprises is one of the major investors in OneWeb.
As per ISRO, the rocket carried the heaviest payload so far, with 36 Satellites, thus becoming the first Indian Rocket with a payload of 5,796 kg. The mission was named LVM3 M2/OneWeb India – 1. It is the first launch for LVM3-M2, a 43.5 meter rocket, which placed the Satellites in the Low Earth Orbit (LEO), up to 1,200 kms above Earth.
Read the complete details about the LVM3 M2/OneWeb India-1 Mission here