LVM3 : ISRO
The Indian space agency, ISRO, has announced that it will launch its largest rocket, LVM3, on March 26th for its second commercial mission.
- The upcoming mission will be carried out through ISRO’s commercial arm NSIL (NewSpace India Limited).
- It will carry 36 OneWeb Gen-1 satellites with a total mass of 5,805 kg, into a 450 km circular Low Earth Orbit with an inclination of 87.4°.
- LVM3 Rocket Design is a three-stage vehicle.
- It has two S200 solid motors as the first stage, L110 twin liquid engines as the second stage and a final C25 cryogenic upper stage.
- This 43.5 m tall vehicle has a lift-off mass of 643 tonnes.
- Its cryogenic stage is uniquely designed to orient and re-orient in orthogonal direction to meet the customer requirements of injecting satellites precisely and with a gap to avoid a collision.