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All satellites launched from Vostochny have successfully entered orbits

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All 36 OneWeb satellites launched on the Soyuz rocket have been put into their intended orbits.


All 36 British OneWeb satellites (OneWeb), launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome on a Soyuz-2.1b rocket, were successfully launched into their intended orbits using the Fregat upper stage. This was announced to TASS by the Director General of Roskosmos Dmitry Rogozin on Thursday.

“The latter separated. The total [output] is 36,” said Dmitry Rogozin.

According to the head of Roscosmos, all operating parameters of the Fregat upper stage were normal, and the spacecraft were in their intended orbits.

The Soyuz-2.1b rocket was launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome at 05:47 Moscow time. It took almost 4 hours to remove the spacecraft with the upper stage. The satellites were separated in several stages. This is the second launch of OneWeb satellites from Vostochny, it is also the second fully commercial launch from this spaceport.

The first six OneWeb satellites went into orbit from the Kourou spaceport on a Soyuz-ST rocket on February 28, 2019. On February 7, 2020, 34 vehicles were launched from Baikonur into space, and on March 21, the same number. For the first time, OneWeb satellites were launched from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in December 2020. 36 devices were withdrawn. In total, the company intends to deploy about 600 satellites in low-Earth orbit.

OneWeb's renewed agreement with Arianespace (Arianespace, the French company that acts as the launch operator) involves the launch of 16 Russian Soyuz rockets from the Kourou, Vostochny cosmodromes and Baikonur in 2020–2022. Each launch will allow launching 34-36 vehicles into orbit.

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