Several firsts for GSLV MkIII next month

Ahmedabad Mirror | 4 days ago | 22-09-2022 | 02:30 pm

Several firsts for GSLV MkIII next month

#CHENNAICome this October India will put one more of its rockets — the medium-lift Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark III (GSLV MkIII) — into the commercial launch market. Sometime during the third week of October 2022, the ISRO rocket will fly with 36 satellites of OneWeb, an Indo-UK joint venture satellite communications company, said an space sector official.The proposed mission has several firsts for the Indian space sector. They are: (a) The first commercial launch of GSLV MkIII (b) the First time an Indian rocket will be ferrying a payload of about six-ton (c) First-time OneWeb is using an Indian rocket to put its satellites into orbit (d) First commercial launch of GSLV MkIII contracted by NewSpace India Ltd, and lastly, (e) First-time GSLV MkIII or its variants are being used for launching satellites in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). IANS

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