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OneWeb has successfully launched another 36 satellites to mark the completion of its ‘Five to 50’ mission.

Wednesday, 30 June 2021 13:56

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OneWeb has confirmed the next successful launch of 36 satellites by Arianespace from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. This launch brings OneWeb a step closer to completing its ‘Five to 50’ ambition and the start of commercial service by the end of the year.

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 confirmed the successful launch of all 36 satellites by Arianespace from the Vostochny Cosmodrome.

On January 24 at 10am EST, SpaceX launched 10 Starlink satellites and 133 commercial and government spacecraft, achieving the highest number of spacecraft ever deployed on a single mission.

Falcon 9 launched Transporter-1, SpaceX’s first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare Program mission, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.

The 10 Starlink satellites onboard were also equipped with laser links, which eliminate the need for ground stations, and will deploy a polar orbit.  

Elon Musk confirmed that all future satellites will also be equipped with the laser link technology.

OneWeb has confirmed the successful launch of all 36 satellites from a Soyuz launch vehicle, which began flight from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. This brings the total in-orbit constellation to 110 satellites, part of OneWeb’s 648 LEO satellite fleet that will deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity.

Inmarsat has announced commercial service introduction (CSI) of GX5, the company’s newest, most powerful geostationary satellite to date.

OneWeb has announced its emergence from U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and achievement of all relevant regulatory approvals.

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.

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