Sriharikota, 26 March: The LVM3-M3/OneWeb India-2 mission was launched by the ISRO on Sunday, placing 36 satellites weighing approximately 5,805 kg in a 450 km circular orbit.
The LVM3-M3/OneWeb India-2 mission was successfully launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on Sunday, March 26, 2023, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh. The LVM3 put 36 OneWeb Gen-1 satellites adding up to around 5,805 kg into a 450 km round circle with a tendency of 87.4 degrees.
In accordance with a commercial agreement with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), Network Access Associates Limited, United Kingdom (OneWeb Group Company) launched 72 satellites into Low-Earth Orbits on this second mission.
On October 23, 2022, the LVM3-M2/OneWeb India-1 mission launched the first 36 satellites.
This collaboration between ISRO and NSIL will assist OneWeb in providing connectivity throughout India this year.
An official statement from last year stated, “OneWeb will bring secured solutions not only to enterprises but also to towns, villages, municipalities, and schools, including the hardest-to-reach areas across the country.” This includes places like Ladakh, Kanyakumari, Gujarat, and Arunachal Pradesh.
Bharti Global, OneWeb’s largest investor, backs its commitment to improving connectivity in India.
LVM3, formerly known as Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle MkIII (GSLVMkIII), made its sixth flight on this occasion. The LVM3 had five continuous effective missions, including the Chandrayaan-2 mission. It is interesting to note that since 1999, India has launched a total of 422 foreign satellites.
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