OneWeb has confirmed the successful launch of all 36 satellites by Arianespace from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. This launch brings OneWeb’s total in-orbit constellation to 182 satellites and marks another step closer to its ‘Five to 50’ ambition, which enables the start of commercial service by the end of the year.
OneWeb has amended its existing launch contract with Arianespace. Launches for OneWeb are scheduled to resume in December 2020, putting the company on track to complete the deployment of its full global constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites by the end of 2022.
Telenor Satellite in partnership with Intelsat have become the first commercial satellite operators to perform in-orbit servicing of an active satellite in geosynchronous orbit.
Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) has announced that its THOR 7 Ka-band satellite has arrived safely at the Guiana Spaceport in Kourou ahead of its scheduled launch in mid-April.
O3b Networks has announced that it will be adding four more satellites to its Ka-band constellation with a December 18 launch from Le Centre Spatial Guyanais (CSG) at Kourou in French Guiana.
Globalstar and launch services provider Arianespace have settled a payment dispute between the companies which will see the fourth launch campaign under the companies’ current Launch Services Agreement go ahead.
Globalstar's attempts to continue with the roll out of its second generation constellation has suffered the latest in a series of setbacks, after launch provider Arianespace served notice of a default on payments.
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