Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Indian space agencies/organizations – NSIL, IN-SPACe and ISRO – on the successful launch of heaviest vehicle LVM3 with 36 OneWeb satellites.
The successful deployment and contact of 36 satellites launched by NewSpace India Limited (NSIL) from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC-SHAR) in Sriharikota was confirmed by OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company on 26 March.
This mission marks OneWeb’s second satellite deployment from India, highlighting the strong partnership with NSIL and ISRO and OneWeb’s commitment to provide connectivity across the length and breadth of India. Once activated, OneWeb’s coverage solutions will bring secured connectivity to enterprises, towns, villages, municipalities and schools, including the most remote areas across the country.
Sunil Bharti Mittal, Executive Chairman of OneWeb, said: “Under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Government of India’s target to significantly expand access to high-speed internet connectivity is vital, and OneWeb is grateful for all the support and is delighted to be playing its part.”
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