Wednesday, 06 July 2022

OneWeb leans on SpaceX to launch satellites as Russia cuts access to Soyuz

by Harry Baldock, Total Telecom
Monday 21 March 22

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has seen OneWeb lose access to the Soyuz spacecraft it had relied upon to launch its satellites

OneWeb, the UK-based satellite firm, has been launching low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites steadily for the past two years, aiming for its constellation to reach global coverage later this year. However, in the past month these plans have fallen into jeopardy, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine throwing the company’s use of Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft to launch additional satellites into doubt…

OneWeb, the UK-based satellite firm, has been launching low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites steadily for the past two years, aiming for its constellation to reach global coverage later this year. However, in the past month these plans have fallen into jeopardy, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine throwing the company’s use of Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft to launch additional satellites into doubt…

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