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ISRO Successfully Launches LVM3 Rocket Carrying 36 Satellites from Sriharikota

The Indian Space Agency launched a rocket carrying 36 satellites from the Sriharikota spaceport near Chennai this morning. The Launch Vehicle Mark-III rocket lifted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Center as part of the OneWeb India-2 mission.
The satellites, belonging to UK group OneWeb, will be deployed in low Earth orbit and help the company launch global services later this year.

“We’ve got a head start! Thanks to our colleagues at @isro and @NSIL_India for a successful launch,” tweeted OneWeb, the global communications network that enables connectivity for governments and companies.

The success of the commercial launch will also position ISRO as a viable service provider for companies seeking to launch their satellites.


This is the second ISRO rocket launch this year. With this launch, OneWeb will have 616 of its satellites in orbit.

“This mission marks the second deployment of a OneWeb satellite from India, highlighting the collaboration between the UK and Indian space industries,” OneWeb said earlier.

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