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« Reply #1220 on: 04/26/2021 03:07 am »
Our final separation is complete and all satellites have been successfully released Clapping hands sign. We will be back with further updates as we await signal acquisition from the satellites.

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« Reply #1221 on: 04/26/2021 03:08 am »
New 36 OneWeb satellites launched into orbit

04/26/2021 05:55

Today, April 26, 2021, at 01:14 Moscow time, the eighth launch from the Russian Vostochny cosmodrome took place. The Soyuz launch complex successfully launched the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with the Fregat upper stage and 36 OneWeb spacecraft. After 562.1 seconds, the warhead detached itself from the third stage of the carrier in normal mode and continued its autonomous flight.

The sequential separation of nine groups of spacecraft from the Russian upper stage was carried out routinely in accordance with the laid down flight sequence. In total, during the mission, eleven active sites were provided for almost four hours: three activations of the sustainer propulsion system (the latter for the purpose of delivering the upper stage to the so-called "withdrawal orbit") and eight activations of the propulsion system of POPs, necessary for safe separation and discrepancies between OneWeb devices.

All satellites were launched into target orbits in the normal mode and taken under the control of the customer. After the completion of the disengagement and separation of spacecraft, the upper stage "Fregat" will be de-orbited, and non-combustible elements will be flooded in the uninhabited part of the Pacific Ocean. This is the sixth launch in OneWeb's launch campaign.

The launch vehicles of the State Corporation Roscosmos are the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle (manufactured by the Progress Rocket and Space Center, Samara) and the Fregat upper stage (manufactured by the S.A. Lavochkin Research and Production Association , Khimki) - performed their work as usual. Today's launch of OneWeb satellites was carried out under a contract between Glavkosmos (part of Roskosmos) with the European launch services provider Arianespace and the Russian-French company Starsem in close cooperation with Roskosmos subsidiaries - Progress RCC, NPO Lavochkin and the Center for Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities.

OneWeb satellites are designed to create a space-based communications system that provides high-speed Internet access anywhere on Earth. The orbital constellation will consist of 18 planes with 36 vehicles each. After the launch, the constellation of OneWeb satellites in low-earth orbit numbers 182 satellites, hundreds of others are planned to be launched. The first six OneWeb satellites were launched on February 28, 2019 from the Guiana Space Center (French Guiana) using the Soyuz-ST launch vehicle and the Fregat upper stage. Another 34 satellites were launched into orbit on February 7 and March 21, 2020 from the Baikonur cosmodrome using Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicles and Fregat upper stages. On December 18, 2020 and March 25, 2021, another 36 devices were launched from Vostochny.

Internet access via the OneWeb satellite system will be provided through 40 ground-based terminal stations that will be deployed on the surface of the Earth. The OneWeb terminals will be self-contained, self-sufficient and well protected from adverse environmental factors. Each of the terminals will be able to provide high-speed Internet access in its coverage area via Wi-Fi, LTE or 5G technologies. The licensed radio frequency range will be used or, where available, the publicly available Wi-Fi, LTE or 5G radio frequency range.

The "Fregat" upper stage of production ensures the efficient fulfillment of all tasks of placing one or several vehicles into working orbits or trajectories taking off from the Earth. The entire process of launching is carried out autonomously, without interference from the Earth. The highest reliability and almost perfect launch accuracy provide the upper stage with undeniable competitive advantages in the global space launch market. This launch became the 96th for the Fregat upper stage.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/30878/

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #1222 on: 04/26/2021 03:10 am »
Roscosmos completes mission to deliver OneWeb satellites into orbit.

06:01 04/26/2021

MOSCOW, April 26 - RIA Novosti. The Russian upper stage "Fregat" has delivered all 36 British communications satellites of the OneWeb company to the target orbit, completing the launch mission, the head of " Roscosmos " Dmitry Rogozin told RIA Novosti .

"All the satellites have been nominally separated," Rogozin said.

The Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with the Fregat upper stage and a batch of 36 OneWeb spacecraft was launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome on April 26, 2021 at 01.14 Moscow time. The launch is dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin 's space flight. The first astronaut of the planet is depicted on the mission emblem.

The previous launch of Soyuz-2 with 36 OneWeb devices from Vostochny took place on March 25th. The launch on the 26th was the second from this cosmodrome. As a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti earlier, launches on May 27 and July 1 will follow. The next four cluster launches of 34 devices each will be made from Baikonur on August 2 and 26, September 18 and December 23 or 26, 2021, two more interlocutors of the agency said earlier.

The contract between Arianespace and OneWeb for 21 launches of Soyuz rockets from the Baikonur, Vostochny and Kuru cosmodromes was signed in June 2015. In September 2020, OneWeb announced that the number of contracted Soyuz launches had been reduced to 19. Five have already been completed: two from Baikonur, two from Vostochny and one from Kuru, 146 satellites have been launched into orbit. The upcoming launch should bring the number of OneWeb spacecraft in orbit to 182.

OneWeb expects to begin providing commercial satellite communications services in late 2021, and by the end of 2022, deploy a constellation of 648 satellites, which will provide broadband Internet access to users around the world with full coverage of the Earth's surface .

It is noteworthy that the OneWeb system does not have permission to provide services on the territory of Russia . In 2018, it became known that the FSB and Roskomnadzor opposed the allocation of radio frequencies to the company . In August 2019, OneWeb withdrew an application for obtaining radio frequencies in Russia for the operation of its satellites. The company said that the application will be revised and re-submitted, taking into account Russian national security requirements. According to open sources, 84% of OneWeb shares are owned by the UK government and Indian billionaire Sunil Bharti Mittal.

https://ria.ru/20210426/oneweb-1729906293.html

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #1223 on: 04/26/2021 10:41 am »
Stunning photos of #Soyuz-2.1b LV launch with @OneWeb satellites onboard!

https://twitter.com/gk_launch/status/1386601147369234433

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« Reply #1224 on: 04/26/2021 10:41 am »
Congratulations @OneWeb on another successful launch, bringing the total in-orbit constellation to 182 satellites!

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #1227 on: 04/27/2021 04:23 pm »
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April 27, 2021

ONEWEB SECURES $550 MILLION IN NEW FUNDING: EUTELSAT TO TAKE SIGNIFICANT EQUITY STAKE IN THE COMPANY

    Eutelsat investment brings OneWeb to $1.9 billion in total financing

    Secures 80% of total financing, as latest launch puts almost 30% of Gen 1 fleet in space

    Collaboration with Geostationary (GEO) satellite operator offers new customer opportunities

    Eutelsat joins U.K. Government, Bharti Global and SoftBank as key investors

London, UK – 27 April 2021: OneWeb, the global communications network powered from space, announces today that it has secured $550 million in funding from Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), bringing OneWeb’s total funding to $1.9 billion in fresh equity. This investment from one of the world’s most experienced and largest global operators is a vote of confidence in OneWeb and underscores the arrival of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites into mainstream long-term growth planning for major operators.

Eutelsat, one of the world’s leading satellite operators, will receive a c.24% equity stake in OneWeb and similar governance rights to the U.K. Government and Bharti Global, making it a significant equity partner and joining leading investors including the U.K. Government, Bharti Global and SoftBank. The investment is expected to be completed in the second half of 2021, subject to regulatory approvals.

OneWeb’s 648 LEO satellite fleet will deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity. Its partnership with Eutelsat, a global geostationary satellite operator, will enhance both companies' commercial potential, leveraging Eutelsat’s established commercial reach to governments and enterprise customers in addition to its strong institutional relationships, recognised technical expertise and global fleet. OneWeb’s ability to address multiple applications requiring low latency and ubiquity will also allow both companies to explore GEO/LEO configurations for future service integrations and packages.

After OneWeb completes the full deployment of the constellation, the company anticipates annual revenues of approximately $1 billion in year three or soon thereafter, thanks to its partnership driven, wholesale business plan.

Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman of Bharti Enterprises said: “We are delighted to welcome Eutelsat into the OneWeb family.

“As an open multi-national business, we are committed to serving the global needs of governments, businesses and communities across the world. Together we are stronger, benefitting from the entrepreneurial energy of Bharti, the extensive global outreach of the UK Government, and the expertise in the satellite industry at Eutelsat. OneWeb, with its innovative and disruptive approach, is poised to take a leading position in LEO broadband connectivity.”

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said: “Today’s investment is another giant leap forward for OneWeb in realising their ambition to provide global broadband connectivity around the globe.

“Eutelsat brings more than forty years of experience in the global satellite industry and this exciting new partnership puts OneWeb on a strong commercial footing, and the UK at the forefront of the latest developments in low Earth orbit technology.

“This comes alongside yesterday’s exciting news that a further 36 satellites were launched into space and demonstrates the momentum behind OneWeb and the promising efforts to provide connectivity to some of the world’s most remote places.”

Neil Masterson, Chief Executive Officer of OneWeb, said: “We are delighted with the investment from Eutelsat, which validates our strategy, technology and commercial approach. We now have 80% of the necessary financing for the Gen 1 fleet, of which nearly 30% is already in space. Eutelsat’s global distribution network advances the market entry opportunities for OneWeb and we look forward to working together to capitalise on the growth opportunity and accelerate the pace of execution.”

Commenting on the agreement, Rodolphe Belmer, Eutelsat’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are excited to become a shareholder and partner in OneWeb in the run up to its commercial launch later in the year and to participate in the substantial opportunity represented by the LEO segment within our industry. We are confident in OneWeb’s right-to-win thanks to its earliness to market, priority spectrum rights and evolving, scalable technology. With more than 40 years’ expertise in the global satellite industry, we look forward to working alongside the UK Government, Bharti and the other shareholders to open new opportunities and market access to ensure OneWeb maximises its potential.”

OneWeb’s mission is to deliver broadband connectivity worldwide to its customers, to bridge the global digital divide by offering data connectivity, facilitating linkage to the Internet of Things (IoT) future and a pathway to 5G. OneWeb’s LEO satellite system includes a network of global gateway stations and a range of user terminals for different customer markets capable of delivering affordable, fast, high-bandwidth and low-latency communications services.

Yesterday, OneWeb successfully launched another 36 satellites into its constellation, bringing the system to 182 satellites. The company has only two more launches left in its ‘Five to 50’ programme that will cement the company’s ability to start connectivity services to the United Kingdom, Alaska, Northern Europe, Greenland, Iceland, the Artic Seas and Canada, with global service available next year.

https://www.oneweb.world/media-center/oneweb-secures-550-million-in-new-funding-eutelsat-to-take-significant-equity-stake-in-the-company
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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #1228 on: 04/28/2021 02:51 am »

https://twitter.com/OneWeb/status/1387075082242166791

This has to be bad news for Kuiper, surely its window of opportunity is closing fast IMHO.
If Starlink and OneWeb both get a substantial foothold, I can't see there being a lot of market space left for Kuiper. OneWeb will own the India market and have a big advantage in UK-orientated markets. This new ownership will give them a leg up in the EU.
China and Russia will create their own systems or possibly a shared system. Not much room left for a Kuiper that won't be usable until maybe 2024
« Last Edit: 04/28/2021 02:52 am by Kiwi53 »

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #1229 on: 04/28/2021 03:46 am »
Excited to partner with @OneWeb and its other shareholders and participate in the substantial opportunity of the non-geostationary segment within the #satellite industry

@GOVUK
 
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https://twitter.com/Eutelsat_SA/status/1387071783896035331

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« Reply #1230 on: 04/28/2021 03:50 am »
So much for the prospect of the EU's L€O constellation. The first member of the consortium of competitors forced under the Central Planning Committee's Five-year plan for European New Space leadership has left the sinking ship. Congratulations on the wise decision @Eutelsat_SA!

https://twitter.com/Megaconstellati/status/1387096751891521537

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« Reply #1231 on: 04/28/2021 06:23 pm »
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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #1232 on: 04/29/2021 10:42 am »
On Vostochny, two upper stages are being prepared for launches at once

04/29/2021 10:50

Specialists of the branch of the Vostochny Space Center (a branch of the Center for Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities) and the S.А. Lavochkin (part of the State Corporation "Roscosmos") at the filling and neutralization station of the Vostochny cosmodrome are refueling the upper stage "Fregat" with propellant components and compressed gases.

The Fregat upper stage, manufactured by NPO Lavochkin, is intended for launch under a contract with a foreign customer from the Vostochny cosmodrome, scheduled for late May. The refueling works of the "Fregat" in accordance with the schedule will take place until May 13, 2021.

In parallel, in the spacecraft assembly and testing building, specialists are conducting pneumatic vacuum and electrical tests of another Fregat upper stage intended for launch under a contract with foreign customers, scheduled for July.

The launch of the fourth batch of 36 OneWeb spacecraft from the Vostochny cosmodrome is scheduled for May 2021. The fifth fully commercial launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome, carried out by the French company Arianespace for OneWeb from the Russian cosmodrome, is expected in July.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/30924/

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« Reply #1233 on: 04/29/2021 06:33 pm »
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« Reply #1234 on: 04/29/2021 06:39 pm »
[email protected] explains @OneWeb investment: It's the Chapter 11 bankruptcy, stupid. + $507M @FCC windfall, + newly disclosed belief that low latency will be a must-have in 5G/cloud world. Unsaid: path to control in a future OneWeb IPO and @beisgovuk exit.

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« Reply #1235 on: 04/30/2021 03:39 pm »
General's line. Edition 14

04/30/2021 17:21

The fourteenth issue of the series of films “Chronicle of Russian Space. General's line ". Working trip of Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of Roscosmos State Corporation, to launch the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle from the Vostochny cosmodrome on April 26, 2021. Together with the Fregat upper stage, it launched another 36 OneWeb satellites into low-earth orbit.

This was the eighth launch from Vostochny. It took place on the eve of the five-year anniversary of the first launch from the Russian cosmodrome. Dmitry Rogozin, General Director of the State Corporation Roscosmos, made a working trip to the facilities under construction at the cosmodrome and wished the joint calculation of the operating Soyuz launch complex to continue their successful work.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/30952/

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« Reply #1236 on: 04/30/2021 06:31 pm »
All blocks of the first stage of the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle were found in the Amur Region

04/30/2021 19:45

In the given area of ​​the fall of the first stage of the launch vehicle on April 26, 2021, 4 hours after the successful launch of the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle from the Vostochny cosmodrome, the air search group found all four side blocks.

At the moment, specialists of the Center for Operation of Ground Space Infrastructure Facilities (part of the Roscosmos State Corporation) are taking environmental measures - taking samples of snow and soil, and clearing sites to prepare for the evacuation of fragments and send them to the cosmodrome.

A special feature of the launch was the significant destruction of one of the blocks during the fall and, as a result, a large fragmentation of the debris, which will increase the volume of work on collection and environmental support, which will continue without interruption until mid-May 2021.

The launch of the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with the Fregat upper stage and 36 spacecraft of the OneWeb satellite company took place on April 26, 2021. This launch was the third fully commercial from the Vostochny cosmodrome, implemented by order of the European provider of launch services Arianespace and the Russian-French company Starsem for the operator of the innovative satellite constellation OneWeb.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/30949/

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« Reply #1237 on: 05/01/2021 02:06 am »
Sources have announced the date of the next launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome.

03:06 05/01/2021

MOSCOW, May 1 - RIA Novosti. The next launch of the British communications satellites OneWeb by the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket from the Vostochny cosmodrome is scheduled for the evening of May 27, two sources in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti.

"The start is scheduled for May 27 at 20.43 Moscow time (May 28 at 2.43 local time - ed.)", - said the agency's interlocutor.

Another source of RIA Novosti confirmed this information.

The contract between Arianespace and OneWeb for 21 launches of Soyuz rockets from the Baikonur , Vostochny and Kuru cosmodromes was signed in June 2015. In September 2020, OneWeb announced that the number of contracted Soyuz launches had been reduced to 19. Six have already been completed: two from Baikonur, three from Vostochny and one from Kuru, 182 satellites have been launched into orbit.

OneWeb expects to begin providing commercial satellite communications services in late 2021, and by the end of 2022, deploy a constellation of 648 satellites, which will provide broadband Internet access to users around the world with full coverage of the Earth's surface .

https://ria.ru/20210501/vostochnyy-1730796056.html

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« Reply #1238 on: 05/04/2021 11:30 am »
A "package" of the Soyuz-2.1b rocket is assembled at Baikonur

05/04/2021 12:45

The Baikonur cosmodrome is preparing for the launch of the next batch of spacecraft of the satellite company OneWeb. In accordance with the comprehensive training schedule for specialists from the Yuzhny Space Center (a branch of the Center for Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities) and the Progress Rocket and Space Center (part of the Roskosmos State Corporation), the cycle of mechanical assembly of the “package” has been completed (1 and 2 stages) of the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle.

The assembly was carried out at the technical complex of the Center for Testing Technical Complexes of the Yuzhny Space Center, in the assembly and testing building of site No. 31. At present, the launch vehicle is in storage mode.

The launch of this Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with the Fregat upper stage and 34 OneWeb spacecraft is scheduled for this summer from the Vostok launch complex of site No. 31 of the Baikonur cosmodrome.

Today, the constellation of OneWeb satellites in low Earth orbit numbers 182 spacecraft, with hundreds of others planned to be launched. LEO OneWeb spacecraft are designed to provide terrestrial consumers with high-speed Internet directly via satellite communications. The orbital constellation will consist of 18 planes with 36 vehicles each.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/30947/

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« Reply #1239 on: 05/04/2021 03:34 pm »
Here we go .. another batch of satellites existing our factory and being  shipped to the launch site for our next launch @OneWeb

https://twitter.com/M_Ladovaz/status/1389586104702152709

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