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OneWeb Launch#9

Join us for OneWeb's Launch#9 as we launch 34 more satellites into our constellation from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. Lift-off (postponed from 8/19/21) will no...

Пуск ракеты-носителя «Союз-2.1б» со спутниками OneWeb с космодрома Байконур

На 22 августа 2021 года в 01:13 по московскому времени с космодрома Байконур запланирован пуск ракеты-носителя «Союз-2.1б» с разгонным блоком «Фрегат» и 34 к...

OneWeb 9

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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 Internet 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.

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Updates

SwGustav • Aug. 22, 2021, 5:44 a.m.

All satellites have separated and the mission has been declared a success.


spacevogel • Aug. 20, 2021, 7:33 p.m.

Launch postponed for 24 hours


SwGustav • Aug. 20, 2021, 12:38 a.m.

Updating T-0


Soyuz 2.1b/Fregat-M

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/Fregat-M
  • 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

Progress Rocket Space Center

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Dmitry Baranov Founded: 1996 Successes: 267 Failures: 10 Pending: 26

Agency Type: Commercial

Progress Rocket Space Centre, formerly known as TsSKB-Progress, is a space science and aerospace research company which is known for manufacturing launch vehicles and satellites. Most notably, Progress Rocket Space Centre is the manufacturer of Soyuz launch vehicles.

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