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Amid bankruptcy reports, OneWeb plans launch of 34 more satellites

Posted On: 21 Mar 2020   |   Posted By: Spaceflight Now

Amid bankruptcy reports, OneWeb plans launch of 34 more satellites

The base of the Soyuz-2.1b booster set to launch 34 more OneWeb satellites is seen Wednesday as the rocket was erected vertical on its launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Credit: Roscosmos
OneWeb is gearing up for launch of 34 more satellites for its broadband Internet network Saturday from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, despite reports that the company might seek bankruptcy protection and stringent restrictions on travel stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.
The London-based satellite operator is one of two companies currently launching large constellations of satellites into low Earth orbit to beam Internet signals to consumers around the world. SpaceX, the other company, has deployed 360 satellites for its Starlink network since last May, well on the way to the fleet's initial operating number of more than 1,500 spacecraft.
With Saturday's launch, OneWeb will have deployed 74 satellites of a planned constellation of nearly 650 satellites. OneWeb does not need as many satellites...

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