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No Rocket. No Space! Betting on launch vehicles will serve India well

By Chethan Kumar | Nov 11, 2022

Early on October 23rd, 2022, a Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Mark3 (GSLV-Mk3), India’s heaviest rocket yet, entered the commercial market. It put into a Low Earth Orbit (LEO) 36 satellites for UK-based OneWeb.

Until this mission, Isro had launched 345 foreign satellites, all of them onboard its workhorse — Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) — that has an enviable reputation globally for its reliability and affordability. Even overall, a majority of the 200 missions carried out by Isro have used the PSLV.

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