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Success for final batch of OneWeb satellites

An Indian rocket successfully placed 36 OneWeb satellites into their transfer orbits on March 26th at 9.00am local time. The launch means there are now 618 OneWeb craft in orbit. OneWeb needs only 588 for global coverage. The remainders will act as ‘in orbit spares’ in case replacements are needed. By the year-end, OneWeb will […]

March 27, 2023By Chris Forrester

India moves 36 OneWeb craft to launch site

OneWeb’s upcoming launch of 36 satellites is being readied by India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO). It has moved the launch rocket and its 36-craft cargo to the launch pad. The actual launch, subject to the usual weather conditions, is scheduled for this coming Sunday, March 26. It will be the 18th launch for OneWeb, and […]

March 21, 2023By Chris Forrester

India wants to monitor satellites from Fiji

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) wants to build a rocket and satellite tracking station on one of the islands of Fiji. In particular, and in reports timed to coincide with ISRO’s International Science Festival in Bhopal, India has completed a technical survey in readiness for an upcoming scientific satellite launch (Adita-L11, which is a solar […]

January 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

India’s ISRO shifts responsibilities

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says it is shifting operational activities to its marketing and commercial arm, New Space India (NSIL), while ISRO focuses on Research & Development. ISRO chairman, Sreedhara Somanath, said that ISRO has over the years been focusing more on delivering applications for the government and the public; having created systems, and […]

November 9, 2022By Chris Forrester

India readies 36 OneWeb satellites for launch

A few minutes after midnight on October 23rd, India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is scheduled to use its massive GSLV-Mk3 (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch vehicle) rocket to lift 36 OneWeb satellites into orbit. ISRO has redesignated the flight as ‘LVM’ because the launch will take the satellites to low Earth orbit and not into a geosynchronous […]

October 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb back on schedule

OneWeb will see 36 of its broadband communication satellites launched later this month. India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) stated that it would use is heavy-launch rocket on its debut into the commercial launch market. ISRO says that as part of its contract with Arianespace, 36 satellites will be placed into orbit by its GSLV Mk3 […]

October 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

India fills demand for ‘heavy’ satellite launching

India’s State Research Organisation (ISRO) is looking to fill an anticipated severe demand for launching large satellite, as well as supplying its latest rocket for constellations looking to deliver their fleets into lower orbits. ISRO uses its commercial arm, New Space India Ltd (NSIL), which is the follow-on organisation from the tarnished Antrix Corp, for […]

September 29, 2022

OneWeb craft arrive for India launch

Low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company OneWeb has confirmed the arrival of 36 satellites at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC- SHAR) in advance of a planned launch from Sriharikota, India. With this launch, OneWeb will have over 70 per cent of its planned Gen 1 LEO constellation in orbit as it progresses to […]

September 20, 2022

India’s rocket mission suffers data loss

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and its ‘New Space’ commercial are doing well in winning valuable new rocket launch contracts. But the maiden flight of its latest rocket version wasn’t smooth. The task was to launch an Earth observation satellite plus a separate task for Indian students (AzaadiSat), but ISRO announced that the rocket’s cargo […]

September 14, 2022

India commits to building reusable rocket

India’s Space Research Organisation (ISRO) says it has plans to design and build a new reusable rocket for the global market that would significantly cut the cost of launching satellites. “All of us want launches to be much cheaper than what we do today,” Chairman of ISRO Sreedhara Somanath said, speaking at the Bengaluru Space […]

September 7, 2022