First Commercial Launch For LMV-3

  • On 23rd October 2022 Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched its heaviest rocket Launch Vehicle Mark 3 (LVM3 or GSLV Mark 3). It successfully orbited 36 satellites of UK-based OneWeb.
  • It was the first such mission of NSIL and LMV3.
  • This was to date the heaviest payload mass of 5,796 kg. of LVM3.
About LMV3

  • It is designed for launching a 4,000-kilogram class of satellites into GTO (Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit) and 8,000 kgs of payloads into LEO.
  • It is a three-stage launch vehicle.