ISRO to launch 36 satellites 23 Oct

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch 36 satellites of the UK-based One Web using its heaviest Launcher LVM-3 from the spaceport of Sriharikota, SHAR Range, on October 23 early morning. The launch will take place from the Second Launch Pad at 12.07 am on Sunday early morning, ISRO said.This would be an exclusive dedicated commercial mission by the Indian Space Agency.

The vehicle was moved to the launch pad after the Cryogenic Stage, Equipment Bay (EB) assembly was completed. The Satellites are encapsulated and assembled in the vehicle. Final vehicle checks are in progress

The NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), a CPSE under the Department of Space and the commercial arm of ISRO, has signed two launch service contracts with M/s Network Access Associated Limited (M/s OneWeb), United Kingdom, for launching OneWeb LEO Broadband Communication Satellites on-board ISRO’s heaviest launcher LVM3.