OneWeb 3

Overview

Destination: Polar Orbit
Mission: Communications

Polar Orbit 31/6 Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

A batch of 34 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Interned broadband service for individual consumers. The constellation is planned to have around 648 microsatellites (of which 60 are spares), around 150 kg each, operating in Ku-band from low Earth orbit. Eventually it can be expanded to include extra 1260 satellites, for a total of 1908.


Arstechnica

OneWeb launches new satellites amid questions about its fiscal health

"Unfortunately, we think it is inevitable that there will be delays."

Spaceflight Now

Amid bankruptcy reports, OneWeb plans launch of 34 more satellites

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Spaceflight Now

Soyuz rocket successfully launches 34 more OneWeb satellites

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NASA Spaceflight

Arianespace, Starsem launches new batch of OneWeb satellites

On Saturday, Arianespace – in conjunction with its Starsem affiliate – is scheduled to launch a Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M rocket with 34 OneWeb Internet satellites to low Earth orbit. Liftoff from Site No. 31/6 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Ka...

Launch Infographic

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Soyuz 2.1B

Family: Soyuz
Configuration: Fregat-M

Soyuz-2, GRAU index 14A14, is the collective designation for the 21st-century version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. In its basic form, it is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The first-stage boosters and two core stages feature uprated engines with improved injection systems, compared to the previous versions of the Soyuz. Digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to be launched from a fixed launch platform, whereas the launch platforms for earlier Soyuz rockets had to be rotated as the rocket could not perform a roll to change its heading in flight.

Specifications
  • Stages
    4
  • Length
    46.3 m
  • Diameter
    10.3 m
  • Fairing Diameter
    4.11 m
  • Launch Mass
    313 T
  • Thrust
    4150 kN
Family
  • Name
    Soyuz 2.1B
  • Family
    Soyuz
  • Variant
    Fregat-M
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Soyuz 2.1B Fregat-M
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
    $48.500.000
  • Low Earth Orbit
    8200 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
    3250 kg
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Russian Space Forces

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Aleksandr Golovko Founded: 1992 Successes: 37 Failures: 2 Pending: 13

Agency Type: Government

The Russian Space Forces are a branch of the Russian Aerospace Forces, that provides aerospace warning, air sovereignty, and protection for Russia. Having been reestablished following August 1, 2015 merger between the Russian Air Force and the Russian Aerospace Defence Forces after a 2011 dissolving of the branch. The Russian Space Forces were originally formed on August 10, 1992 and the creation of the Russian Armed Forces.

WIKI

Baikonur Cosmodrome, Republic of Kazakhstan

Pad: 31/6


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