Postponed the first launch of the British OneWeb satellites from Baikonur

Отложен первый запуск британских спутников связи OneWeb с Байконура

The launch of the British system of the “cosmic Internet” OneWeb from the Baikonur cosmodrome postponed to 2020. On Thursday, November 7, said “RIA Novosti” a source in the rocket and space industry.

“Start is transferred in connection with the unwillingness of the spacecraft,” said they. Delivery of the spacecraft in Baikonur postponed from November to December 2019. According to sources, the launch was postponed from December 19 to January 23.

From the Russian side to launch all ready, equipment is in Baikonur.

During the first start-up it is planned to remove 34 of the apparatus. In total, the group OneWeb satellites will consist of 672 satellites. The devices will provide broadband Internet access for users around the world due to the complete coverage of the Earth’s surface.

In August it was reported that Russia planned execution in the year 2020, 12 launches of carrier rockets “Soyuz” with the satellites OneWeb. Two spacecraft will go into space from Kourou in French Guiana, while others launch from the Russian cosmodrome.


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