It became known that the next launch of the British communication satellites OneWeb from the site of the Vostochny cosmodrome is scheduled for March 25. This was reported by the TASS news agency with reference to data from the Glavkosmos company, which is part of the state corporation Roscosmos.
According to the available data, all 36 satellites have now been delivered to the cosmodrome and will soon begin preparing for the upcoming launch. “On February 27, they will begin their preparation for the launch scheduled for March 25 using the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with the Fregat upper stage“, – it was said in the message of the enterprise.
The source says that specialists from the Vostochny space center (a branch of TsENKI, part of the Roscosmos state corporation) delivered satellites to the cosmodrome. In addition, OneWeb previously announced that the launch of the next batch of communications satellites is scheduled for March.
In total, Roscosmos has planned eight launches this year under the OneWeb program. They will be conducted from the Baikonur, Vostochny and Kuru cosmodromes. Recall that the first six OneWeb satellites were delivered into outer space on the Soyuz-ST launch vehicle on February 28, 2019. From the site of the Baikonur cosmodrome on February 7 and March 21, 2020, 34 satellites went into orbit. From the Vostochny cosmodrome, OneWeb vehicles were first launched in December 2020. As part of that launch, 36 vehicles were launched into orbit. All in all, OneWeb plans to form a network of about 600 satellites.
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