ISRO set to launch LVM-III rocket with 36 OneWeb satellites from Sriharikota on March 26

20 March, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma

ISRO National

ISRO launched 36 OneWeb satellites

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced on Monday that the Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM3-M3)/OneWeb India-2 mission will launch on March 26, 2023. The Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, Andhra Pradesh, will launch the mission.

The official social media handle of ISRO took to Twitter and said, “LVM3-M3/OneWeb India-2 mission: The launch is scheduled for March 26, 2023, at 0900 hours IST from the second launch pad at SDSC-SHAR, Sriharikota”.

Earlier social media handle of OneWeb satellite communications company and a partner in this mission took to Twitter and said, “We are targeting no earlier than Sunday 26 March, 3:30 AM GMT / 9:00 AM IST / 11:30 PM ET (25 March) for OneWebLaunch18; the final launch to complete our constellation. Our golden ‘Hello World’ mission patch for this launch reflects our initiation of global coverage this year”.

Collaboration between the UK and Indian space sectors is also important, according to one web.

One Web further tweeted, “OneWebLaunch18 will see us launch 36 satellites with @isro and @NSIL_India from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota, India. This mission marks OneWeb’s second satellite deployment from India, highlighting the collaboration between the UK and Indian space industries”.

On October 23, 2022, the ISRO launched 36 OneWeb satellites. It was the two organisations’ first satellite deployment partnership.