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OneWeb Advances its ‘Five to 50’ Ambition with Launch No. 6
Soyuz-2 rocket launches from Vostochny with 36 OneWeb satellites. (Credit: Roscosmos, Space Center Vostochny, TsENKI)
  • On schedule to cover down to 50 degrees latitude and over the Northern Polar region, with service ready to start by end of year
  • Launch will bring total satellites launched to date in 2021 to 108 as monthly momentum builds
  • Multiple commercial partnerships include The AST Group, and Government of Kazakhstan among others, with more soon to be announced demonstrate growing attractiveness to global customers

LONDON, UK, 22 April 2021 (OneWeb PR) — OneWeb, the global satellite communications company, confirms plans to launch a further 36 satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) on 26th April as part of its sixth launch. The launch will be conducted by Arianespace from the Vostochny Cosmodrome.

Lift-off will take place on 25th April at 23:14 BST, 26th April at 7:14 Local Time, Vostochny. The mission to insert the satellites into initial orbit, prior to raising to operational orbit, is expected to last approximately four hours.


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