PM congratulates NSIL, ISRO on the successful launch of heaviest vehicle LVM3

New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) on Saturday launched a constellation of 36 broadband satellites developed by OneWeb to Low Earth Orbit on Sunday. The ISRO confirmed that LVM3-M2/ One Web India-1 Mission successfully placed 36 satellites into intended orbits.

The satellites were launched onboard the Launch Vehicle Mark-III, which is a redesignated version of the Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk-III), from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota. The launch took place at 12.07 am. Though GSLV LVM 3 has the payload capacity of 10 tonne, the rocket lifted off with 6 tonne.

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has congratulated Indian space agencies/organizations viz, NSIL, IN-SPACe and ISRO on the successful launch of heaviest vehicle LVM3.

The Prime Minister tweeted;

“Congratulations @NSIL_India @INSPACeIND @ISRO on the successful launch of our heaviest launch vehicle LVM3 with 36 OneWeb satellites meant for global connectivity. LVM3 exemplifies Atmanirbharta & enhances India’s competitive edge in the global commercial launch service market.”

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