This month, ISRO intends to launch 36 OneWeb satellites.


The partnership is the outcome of two service agreements that One Web and ISRO’s commercial arm NewSpace India Limited inked for the launch of broadband communication satellites into low Earth orbit.The United Kingdom’s worldwide communications network OneWeb will have 36 satellites launched by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) later this month on board its heaviest rocket, the Launch Vehicle Mark III (LVM3). LVM3 will enter the market for international commercial launch services with the launch of the “OneWeb India-1 mission/LVM3 M2.”

In order to launch low Earth orbit (LEO) broadband communication satellites, One Web and ISRO’s commercial affiliate NewSpace India Limited inked two service contracts. According to the contract, one LVM3 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, will launch 36 satellites into orbit.With this launch, OneWeb will have more than 70% of its intended “Gen 1 LEO constellations” in orbit as it gets ready to provide fast, low-latency connection to organisations, communities, and enterprises.

The cryogenic upper stage of the launch vehicle and the integration of the payload fairing with 36 satellites will take place in the coming days, making it flight-ready by the third or fourth week of October, according to information released by ISRO on its Twitter account.OneWeb, a network of 648 low-earth orbit (LEO) satellites that supports worldwide communications, has its headquarters in London. It was launched in February 2019 with the intention of bringing connection to every corner of the globe through the use of a constellation of LEO satellites.

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