Liftoff images circulated of the heaviest vehicle LVM3 launched on Sunday, PM Modi congratulated NSIL, IN-SPACe and ISRO
OneWeb Ltd., a global communication network powered by space that provides internet connectivity for businesses and governments, is a UK-based client of NSIL, the commercial arm of ISRO. One of the main sponsors of OneWeb is Bharti Enterprises.
The LVM3 rocket, the largest ever built by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), successfully launched 36 broadband communication satellites for a client in the UK on Sunday. While earning good wishes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. PM Modi acknowledged NSIL and IN-SPACe in a tweet for supporting the successful launch of the heaviest vehicle.
Congratulations @NSIL_India @INSPACeIND @ISRO on the successful launch of our heaviest launch vehicle LVM3 with 36 OneWeb satellites meant for global connectivity. LVM3 exemplifies Atmanirbharta & enhances India’s competitive edge in the global commercial launch service market.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) October 23, 2022
All 36 satellites were successfully sent into orbit around 75 minutes after a rocket was launched earlier in the day. It was launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh.
The festival celebrations at Satish Dhawan Space Center have started, according to ISRO Chairman S Somanath. Who was speaking to the gathering at the Flight Control Center after LVM3 and its maiden commercial mission completed the orbit?
Before that, the 43.5-meter-tall rocket launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Center’s second launch pad at 12.07 am on Sunday. Which happened after a 24-hour countdown. The vehicle holds the distinction of being one of the heaviest due to its ability to transfer satellites weighing up to 8,000 kg.
OneWeb is a constellation of 648 satellites being placed in low Earth orbit. In addition to the 36 satellites that were launched on Sunday. The second group of satellites was scheduled to be launched at the start of 2023.
ISRO also tweeted a few images of the liftoff of LVM3.
— ISRO (@isro) October 23, 2022