TECH Indian rocket places 36 satellites into orbits


Indian rocket places 36 satellites into orbits


15:18, October 23, 2022

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) early Sunday successfully launched 36 satellites using its heaviest rocket LVM3, officials said.

The satellites were launched from Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota, off the Bay of Bengal coast located in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh at 12:07 a.m. local time.

"LVM3 M2/OneWeb India-1 mission is completed successfully. All the 36 satellites have been placed into intended orbits," ISRO in a brief statement said.

According to ISRO, the LVM3-M2 mission is a dedicated commercial mission for a foreign customer OneWeb, through New Space India Limited (NSIL).

"It is the first multi-satellite mission with 36 OneWeb Satellites to the low Earth orbit (LEO) as the heaviest payload mass of 5,796 kg of LVM3 till date," ISRO said.

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