The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched the LMV-3 M-3 launch vehicle from the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SHAR) in the joint Nellore district at 9.00.20 am on Sunday. After the countdown of 24.30 hours, LVM-3 launched 36 satellites of OneWeb into the designated LEO Earth orbit. The LVM-3 spacecraft successfully completed three stages in 19.7 minutes after launch, placing 36 satellites into the specified orbit. After reaching the orbit within 450 kilometers from the earth.. the satellites started to separate one by one. This process will take about an hour and a half.
It is known that ISRO’s commercial arm New Space India Limited successfully launched the first 36 satellites into orbit on October 23 last year as part of an agreement with Britain’s OneWeb to launch 72 satellites in two phases. In the latest second phase, 36 satellites were sent by LVM-3. Each satellite weighs 150 kg. ISRO launched these satellites into orbit by Launch Vehicle Mark-3, an upgraded version of Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV MK-3). This is the second commercial launch of LVM-3 by ISRO. The LMV 3 rocket can carry satellites weighing around four tonnes to a geosynchronous transfer orbit. A geosynchronous orbit is at an altitude of 35,786 km above the Earth’s equator.
Before that, ISRO Chairman Dr. Somnath, head of ISRO, reached the Chengalamma temple in Sullurpet on Saturday and offered special pooja to the Goddess for the success of this experiment. They wished the rocket launch to be successful.
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