On 26th March 2023, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched India’s largest LVM3 rocket from the Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh. The rocket was carrying 36 satellites. The LVM3 rocket took off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at approximately 9 in the morning.
Everything about ISRO’s LVM3 Rocket!
LVM3, made by ISRO, is a 643-ton rocket that is 43.5 metres tall and carries the last 36 Gen1 satellites for OneWeb, was launched from the second launch pad rocket port, according to the officials. At the second rocket port on the launch pad, LVM3 took off. Some report state that the LVM3 is a three-stage rocket using liquid fuel for the first stage, solid fuel for the two strap-on motors, and liquid fuel for the second stage, a cryogenic engine.
“The procedure to remove the satellites from the rocket will start after the rocket has successfully launched, which will take a little over 19 minutes. The separation of the 36 satellites will take place in stages over the course of time “, in accordance with the information provided by the authorities. An earlier tweet from OneWeb’s social media account, a satellite communications company and mission partner, read, “Our golden ‘Hello World’ mission patch for this launch commemorates our commencement of global coverage this year.”
Also, the significance of cooperation between the space industries of the United Kingdom and India was highlighted by One Web. One Web user went even further and tweeted, “During OneWebLaunch18, we will collaborate with the Indian Space Research Organization and the National Space Intelligence Laboratory of India to launch a total of 36 satellites from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India.
This mission represents OneWeb’s second satellite deployment from India, showing the cooperation between the British and Indian space industry.” On October 23, 2022, ISRO successfully launched all 36 of OneWeb’s satellites into orbit. This was the first time that the two organisations had worked together on the deployment of a satellite.