On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and other public space agencies on the successful launch of India’s largest Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM3) rocket/OneWeb India-2 Mission, which included 36 satellites.
In the true spirit of ‘Aatmanirbharta,’ he said, the recent launch has reinforced India’s leadership role as a global commercial launch service provider.
“Congratulations to @NSIL_India, @INSPACeIND, and @ISRO on yet another successful LVM3 launch with 36 @OneWeb satellites.” In the true spirit of Aatmanirbharta, it reinforces India’s leadership role as a global commercial launch service provider,” PM Modi said in a tweet.
LVM3 is a three-stage rocket, with the first and second stages powered by liquid fuel and the third by a cryogenic engine. It is the second commercial launch of 36 first-generation satellites weighing a total of 5,805 kg.
On October 23, 2022, the first batch of an equal number of satellites was launched. These satellites will be launched into a 450-kilometer-long circular orbit with an inclination of approximately 87.4 degrees.
The Network Access Association Limited (OneWeb) of the United Kingdom has agreed to launch 72 satellites into Low Earth Orbit. (LEO). OneWeb is a global communication network powered by space that allows governments and businesses to connect. It is OneWeb’s 18th launch and ISRO’s second this year.