Thanks to ISRO, OneWeb is ready to resume its satellite launches

A batch of 36 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global broadband Internet service to individual consumers, arrived at the Satish Dhawan Space Center (SDSC-SHAR) ahead of a planned launch from Sriharikota, India, in October. With this launch, OneWeb will have more than 70% of its planned Gen 1 LEO (Low Earth Orbit) satellites in orbit as it moves forward to provide high-speed, low-latency connectivity services around the world.

It may be recalled that OneWeb partnered with New Space India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of the Indian space agency ISRO, to facilitate this launch. The launch will be the company’s 14th overall and the satellites will be put into orbit by the heaviest ISRO rocket, the GSLV (Geosynchronous Launch Vehicle) Mark 3 from the Satish Dhawan Space Center. An additional launch will take place this year and three more are planned for early next year to complete the constellation.

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