Isro's LVM-3 puts 36 satellites in orbit, OneWeb completes LEO constellation
BENGALURU: Isro on Sunday successfully put into space 36 satellites of Bharti-backed OneWeb enabling the completion of the UK firm’s first generation (Gen-1) Low Earth Orbit (LEO) constellation.
The GSLV-Mk3 or LVM3 took off smoothly at 9am as scheduled and completed the nearly 20-minute launch sequence before separation with textbook precision.
S Mohan Kumar, mission director, LVM3-M3, said: “...The orbital parameters were all achieved. The 36 satellites were deployed in a sequential manner — nine steps with four satellites each.”
While the first two batches of satellites separated in the 19th minute, the next two happened 13 minutes later. The last 20 satellites separated out of visible range and final confirmation reached Isro after 10.10am.
Isro chairman S Somanath said: “I am very happy for consecutive launch success of GSLV-Mk3 or LVM3 and want to thank NSIL for bringing this opportunity to us and OneWeb for having the confidence. I congratulate Isro for making LVM3 reliable, rugged and demonstrating its capabilities of launching large, heavy payloads into the right orbit without any glitches. We look forward to greater engagement with commercial partners for making this rocket one of the best in its class.”
Sunday's mission (LVM3-M3) was the second dedicated commercial satellite mission undertaken by Space PSU NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) for Network Access Associates Ltd (OneWeb).
周日的任务(LVM3-M3)是Space PSU NewSpace印度有限公司(NSIL)为OneWeb执行的第二次专用商业卫星任务。
Uddat Uddalak•36102•2 hours ago
User Pratap Sinha•2169
Hats off to the new generation of Indian mindset !
Sam Mark• User Pratap Sinha•1 hour ago
copycat boastful mindset
Kudos to ISRO and our Scientist
Tukaram B Pujari•19962
Salute to ISRO scientists and PM Modi.
Jignesh Bhai•81• Tukaram B Pujari
For sure in last 7-8 years, ISRO and other related agencies have become so perfect, so strong and precise… truly good feat… congratulations to all…
Rinku Singh•39447• Tukaram B Pujar
All because of leadership provided by Shreemaanji Modi that ISRO is starting to put satellites in orbit. Shreemaanji Modi ki Jai! Bharat Mata ki Jai!
John Abraham•1 hour ago
We should have launched rahul ghandhi in that ..
Kroor Singh•3851• Raj
This is all because of Nehru with Chor Modi taking credit for it as he does best. Hope he takes this country to dirt
Sam Mark• Kroor Singh
@kroor... that is wrong too. all this is due to Germans and Americans. where did we get v2 rocket technology? obviously Nehru didn't invent it
Krishnamurthy P•31086• Krishnamurthy P
During Congress rule, space work was in low profile and the scientists were never given their due place. The things have changed dramatically in last 8 years. Hats off to ISRO and its staff
ridhiman banerjee•18930• Krishnamurthy P
ohh please. it's because of Congress rule we have gems like ISRO DRDO BARC And IIMs
因为国大党的统治，我们才有了ISRO 、DRDO、 BARC和印度管理学院这样的珍宝
At least the UK should note now the High Commission issue should have been dealt properly.
Dr Misra•16309• Dr Misr
Dear, Guest the UK was denied launch by ESA, the US, etc. The UK was desperate to launch its 36 satellites, but it didn't have the capacity to do it. India's launching capacity wasn't free either. India considered the UK's request as a special case and did the launching.
Until recently, Indian talent was ignored and never allowed to develop and was not given encouragement nor facilities/tools etc. NOW, under Modi, we are progressing beyond the wildest dreams of previous generations.
What an achievement! Congrats to the entire team of ISRO. We are proud of you.
Heartiest congratulations ,You make INDIA proud
Shlpsd Sood•16596• Shlpsd Sood
Sky is the limit for Indians with clean government at centre and their support in infrastructure, education and research
Great achievement by ISRO . Thanks to Central govt to FastTrack the approval process and release adequate funds to facilitate the lunch.
Dear india•5540• Dear india
GIVE THANKS TO OUR FIRST PM ,INSTEAD OF TEMPLES HE FUNDED SPACE RESEARCH AND BUILD IIT ,AIMS ETC
Kautilya•46896• Dear india
The first PM also looted lot of wealth.
What a textbook launch!! Hats off to ISRO and has added one more feather on its cap. ISRO always made INDIA and INDIANS proud. Salute ISRO. Jai Hind
the "so called" developed nation UK can't launch their own satellite. They have gone to Japan, EU and NASA. All these parties denied because they don't have capability to launch many satellites at once. Only ISRO has this capability in the world.