Author Topic: Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - OneWeb F6 (x36) - Vostochny - 25 April 2021 (22:14 UTC)  (Read 13723 times)

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This is the launch thread for the OneWeb Flight 6 launch, the third OneWeb launch from Vostochny LC 1S, of 36 satellites for the OneWeb constellation.

A great thread about the news of and discussion about the OneWeb constellation is here: OneWeb constellation

And for the previous OneWeb launches:
Soyuz-STB/Fregat-M (VS21) - OneWeb (x6) - (21:37 UTC) February 27, 2019 [from Kourou]

Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - OneWeb Fl. 2 (x34) - Baikonur - Feb 6, 2020, 21:42 UTC

Soyuz-2-1b/Fregat - OneWeb Fl. 3 (x34) - Baikonur - March 21, 2020, 17:06 UTC

Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - OneWeb F4 (x36) - Vostochny - December 18, 2020 (12:26 UTC)

Soyuz-2.1b/Fregat - OneWeb F5 (x36) - Vostochny - 25 March 2021 (02:47 UTC)

Re: delivery of the satellites:
The attached image is from this post.
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Delayed to April 25th.

https://twitter.com/arianespaceceo/status/1374989315953065991

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Thanks to the teams of @Arianespace
, @OneWeb
 and our #Starsem affiliate for helping make Flight #ST30 a success!
See you on April 25 for another @OneWeb
’s liftoff from Vostochny!
Fusée

#ST31

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03/30/2021

At Vostochny, work began with a rocket for the next launch

Specialists of the Vostochny Space Center (a branch of the Center for Operation of Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities, part of the Roscosmos State Corporation) and the Progress Rocket and Space Center (part of Roskosmos) carried out operations to transfer the "package ", Consisting of the first and second stages of the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket, to the workplace to prepare for testing.

At the same time, the calculation of the preparation and conduct of the launch began to prepare the front fairing flaps. The Fregat upper stage for this mission is at the refueling station at the refueling and neutralization station. In accordance with the schedule, the Fregat refueling works will take place until April 11, 2021.

The launch of the next batch of 36 OneWeb spacecraft from the Vostochny cosmodrome is scheduled for April 2021. It will be the third fully commercialized and marketed by French company Arianespace for OneWeb from the Russian cosmodrome.

https://www.roscosmos.ru/30536/

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The plane has arrived at KSC.

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RA 82047 lifted off towards Bangor.
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/vi4398



Has arrived in Blagoveshchensk. A long way via Bangor and Moscow.
I think the route via Anchorage would be shorter.

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https://www.roscosmos.ru/30616/

Today, April 6, 2021, preparations for the scheduled launch of the next batch of OneWeb spacecraft using the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle and the Fregat upper stage began at the Vostochny Cosmodrome.

On the eve, 36 new OneWeb spacecraft owned by the British government and Bharti Global group arrived at Ignatievo airport (Blagoveshchensk) by An-124-100 aircraft. The specialists of the Vostochny Space Center (branch of the Center for Ground-Based Space Infrastructure Facilities Operation, part of Roskosmos State Corporation) delivered all 36 devices to the launch site.

To date, the constellation of satellites OneWeb in low earth orbit has 146 spacecraft, the launch of hundreds of others is planned. The upcoming launch should bring the number of OneWeb spacecraft in orbit to 182. OneWeb's low-Earth orbit spacecraft are designed to provide high-speed Internet service directly to ground-based customers via satellite communications.

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Looks like it's going to slip a bit, may be to early May

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Now RIA Novosti say this launch is scheduled for Apr 26, 2021
https://ria.ru/20210411/oneweb-1727740489.html

and Roskosmos says "planning in the end of April"
https://www.roscosmos.ru/30616/

Comparing the lead time [Launch Date - Sats arrive at Vostochny] for previous launch campaigns:
OneWeb Flight 4: [Dec 18, 2020 - Nov 19, 2020] = 29 days
OneWeb Flight 5: [Mar 25, 2021 - Feb 26, 2021] = 27 days

and for this batch we have
OneWeb Flight 6: [Apr 26, 2021 - Apr 06, 2021] = 20 days
Not sure they will be able to squeeze it in.

However, they would really want to launch it by end of April - there are two long weekends in May in a row: May 1 - May 3 and May 8 - May 10. So it is customary in Russia to add some days-off and go for a 10-day holiday in May.

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The launch is planned at 22:14 UTC on April 25th, all preparation is going according to plan.

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« Last Edit: 04/13/2021 04:55 pm by SMS »
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Is it possible to put in one message all patches pictures from F1 to F6?

Like upper one?

= = =
I have found only these like below:

f6: (April 25, 2021)
https://twitter.com/OneWeb/status/1381974500435181570

f5: (March 25, 2021)

https://twitter.com/OneWeb/status/1372580874831691778

f4: (December 18, 2020)

https://twitter.com/DLoskutov/status/1340328766913081344

f3: (March 20, 2020)

https://twitter.com/OneWeb/status/1239848815231893505

f2: (February 06, 2020)

https://twitter.com/UKspace/status/1225764980676579328

f1: (February 27, 2019)

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Can someone complete missing link or picture (Flight#5), please? Thanks all who helped to complete!
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Can someone complete missing link or picture (Flight#5), please? Thanks.

Here's the patch for launch #5 (a bit low res but it's the best I could find)

P.S. I also reuploaded the patch for launch #6 since the original tweet has been deleted

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primary and VIP patches
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Launch is planned on April 25th at 22:14UTC (April 26th at 01:14 DMT).

https://forum.novosti-kosmonavtiki.ru/index.php?msg=2164767
Quote from: anik
According to Petrukovich's presentation at the Korolev's Readings, the "Ionosfera" are gone for 2022.

And Rogozin recently announced that this year there will be two launches of Proton-M, so by elimination, Luch-5X, as Roskosmos called it and then erased it, also went into 2022.

The launch on April 26 is planned at 01:14 DMT.

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https://twitter.com/OneWeb/status/1382408868496617476

Things are continuing to ramp up in Vostochny as we prepare for our 6th launch, where the team have just finished integrating all of the 36 satellites onto the dispenser
 

Keep your eyes peeled for the next steps as we draw closer to lift-off.
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