Bharti-backed OneWeb today said it plans to launch 36 satellites with the Indian Space Research Organization, or ISRO, to complete its global LEO constellation.
Last month, OneWeb executive chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said the company would be ready to offer services in India by July-August.
“OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, will now target 36 satellite launches with ISRO before March 26, 2023.
“The launch from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota will be OneWeb’s 18th launch to date and its third this year, completing its first-generation LEO constellation and enabling the company to begin global coverage in 2023,” OneWeb said. In a statement.
The company said the launch will be one of the most significant milestones in OneWeb’s history as it will add 36 satellites to the OneWeb fleet and complete the global LEO constellation for the first time.
“This mission marks OneWeb’s second satellite deployment from India, highlighting the collaboration between the UK and Indian space industries. Across India, OneWeb will bring secure solutions not only to enterprises, but also to cities, villages, municipalities and schools, including the most difficult – reach areas across the country,” the statement said.
The launch will be conducted by NSIL, the commercial arm of ISRO.
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