WORLD Indian rocket places 36 satellites into orbit

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Indian rocket places 36 satellites into orbit

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14:27, October 24, 2022

A view of India's heaviest rocket LVM3 ahead of the launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota, India, October 15, 2022. /Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully launched 36 satellites early on Sunday 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.

A view of India's heaviest rocket LVM3 ahead of the launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC) in Sriharikota, India, October 15, 2022. /Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)

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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