OneWeb satellite constellation, a foreign business that offers internet connectivity to consumers, arrived in Sriharikota, India, with 36 satellites for its forthcoming project earlier than expected in October. The satellites are prepared to begin the scheduled launches now that they have safely arrived at the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC-SHAR).
ISRO launches the OneWeb satellite in collaboration with NewSpace India Ltd. (NSIL)
Bharti-backed OneWeb has prepared a satellite launch from India at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in collaboration with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), an ISRO commercial division. This will be the company’s fourteenth launch, and the biggest rocket built by the ISRO, the GSLV (Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle) Mark 3, will assist in making it happen.
We are now resuming launches at OneWeb. Only six months ago, we were compelled to halt launches. Our satellites have arrived in India today in preparation for their GSLV rocket launch.
The nation’s heaviest rocket, the GSLV Mark 3, with a weight-bearing capacity of 9,000 kg, will launch all 36 satellites into orbit.The three-stage medium-lift launch vehicle, created by ISRO, was last used in 2019 for the Chandrayaan-2 mission. It is designed for commercial launches.
Russia halted the satellite constellation corporation and removed OneWeb six months ago, ostensibly as a result of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. However, as a result of the partnership with ISRO, OneWeb’s satellites will now be launched into space. According to reports, these satellites offer global communication at fast speeds and with minimal latency.
Bharti-backed OneWeb has prepared a satellite launch from India at the Satish Dhawan Space Center in collaboration with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), an ISRO commercial division.
“Finally we are commencing launches @OneWeb Only six months ago, we were compelled to halt launches. Our satellites have arrived in India today in preparation for the GSLV rocket launch. GO @OneWeb @isro,” declared Massimiliano Ladovaz, OneWeb’s CTO.
Radhakrishnan D, Chairman/Managing Director of NewSpace India Limited, commented on the relationship with OneWeb, saying, “Undertaking the launch of 36 OneWeb satellites on board GSLV-Mark 3 from India is a historic occasion for NSIL and ISRO.”
For those who are unaware, Bharti Enterprises is one of OneWeb’s key investors. Hanwha Systems, Eutelsat, Hughes Network Systems, SoftBank Capital, Qualcomm, and others are some other investors.