04 Sep 2021, 10:01

Launch of OneWeb satellites from Vostochny spaceport scheduled for October 14

   VOSTOCHNY SPACEPORT, September 4, 2021 (BSS/TASS) - The next launch of

British OneWeb communications satellites from the Vostochny spaceport is
scheduled for October 14, Russia's State Space Corporation Roscosmos Chief
Dmitry Rogozin reported to President Vladimir Putin.

   "On October 14, 36 space vehicles will be launched," he said. It is going
to be a challenging launch, during which the Fregat booster is to orbit the
space vehicles, Rogozin said. Meanwhile, the ordering customer is satisfied
with the Soyuz-2 carrier rocket, Roscosmos Chief stressed, noting that the
carrier "would definitely fly for another 9-10 years."

   The first six OneWeb satellites were orbited by a Soyuz-ST carrier rocket
from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on February 28, 2019.

Another 34 satellites were delivered into outer space on February 7, 2020 and
the same amount on March 21 that year from the Baikonur spaceport. OneWeb
satellites were launched from the Vostochny spaceport for the first time in
December 2020.

A total of 36 space vehicles were put into orbit. After that, OneWeb
satellites were launched on March 25, April 26, May 28 and July 1, 2021 from
the Vostochny spaceport, and on August 22 this year from the Baikonur
Cosmodrome. Another launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome is scheduled for
September 14.



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