ISRO To Launch 36 OneWeb Satellites This Month; All You Need To Know
Last Updated on: 7th October 2022, 04:29 pm
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has announced that it will launch UK-based satellite broadband provider OneWeb’s satellite constellations into space later in the month. This will be the first time that a satellite constellation owned by a private company will be placed into orbit.
OneWeb is a company that was founded in March of last year by a group of entrepreneurs who are avid space enthusiasts. Their goal is to provide affordable satellite broadband services to every corner of the globe. ISRO will be using its Launch Vehicle Mark 3 (LVM3), the indigenously designed three-stage medium-lift launch vehicle, to launch 36 OneWeb satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO) from Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Andhra Pradesh’s Sriharikota.
The deal to launch the satellites was undertaken by ISRO’s commercial arm, NewSpace India Limited. LVM3, the launch vehicle that will be used to carry out the launch, is a scaled-down version of the ISRO’s most successful launch vehicle, the GSLV MkIII. 36 satellites will be placed into orbit by one LVM3 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
These satellites will be used to provide broadband internet access to areas that are currently without such coverage. This contract with M/s OneWeb is a historic milestone for NSIL and ISRO, as LVM3 is making its entry into the Global commercial launch service market. As part of the contract, 36 satellites will be placed into orbit by one LVM3 from Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
ISRO is all set to launch 36 OneWeb satellites this month. The launch is scheduled for the third or fourth week of October, and all you need to know is that the primary stage of fuel for the launch vehicle has already been prepared at the second launch pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre.
Satellites Will Provide Broadband Internet Access To Remote Areas Across The World
The OneWeb satellites are a constellation of miniature satellites that will provide broadband internet access to remote areas across the world. This is the first time that ISRO is launching a constellation of satellites like this, and it is an important step in the organization’s goal of providing internet access to everyone. The launch of the 36 satellites is expected to take place in a single mission, and it is hoped that this will help to improve the quality of internet access across the world.
OneWeb, a broadband satellite Internet service provider, announced that it has secured $2 billion in investment, including $1 billion from French satellite service provider Eutelsat and the UK government. The new funding will be used to accelerate the deployment of OneWeb’s planned 648 low-Earth orbit satellites.
“OneWeb’s groundbreaking deployable satellite architecture and global reach will provide the world with faster and more affordable broadband,” said Greg Wyler, founder, and CEO of OneWeb. “This latest round of funding will help us build the world’s largest terrestrial broadband network, and make it available to everyone.”