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Successful Soyuz launch thrusts OneWeb past halfway mark in fleet deployment


Successful Soyuz launch thrusts OneWeb past halfway mark in fleet deployment Another batch of 36 satellites for OneWeb’s internet network rode a Russian Soyuz launcher into orbit Thursday, giving the company more than half of the 648-spacecraft fleet it aims to deploy by the end of next year. The satellites, each about the size of a mini-refrigerator, blasted off at 5:40:10 a.m. EDT (0940:10 GMT) Thursday from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, Russia’s newest spaceport in the far eastern Amur region near the Chinese border.   More



(Source: SpaceFlight Now - Oct 16)

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