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SpaceX delivers for rival OneWeb with sunset launch from Kennedy Space Center

SFN Live Forty more OneWeb internet satellites rocketed into orbit from Kennedy Space Center at sunset Thursday, the company’s first launch with SpaceX after suspending flights on Russian rockets earlier this year. Following a spectacular sunset blastoff at 5:27 p.m. EST (2227 GMT) Thursday, the Falcon 9’s upper stage headed into a roughly 373-mile-high (600-kilometer) polar orbit to deploy the ...

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OneWeb readies for 15th launch, and first with SpaceX

Forty OneWeb satellites mounted on a dispenser before encapsulation inside a SpaceX payload fairing. Credit: OneWeb OneWeb’s broadband network will get a boost from SpaceX, which operates its own internet constellation, with the launch of 40 satellites on top of a Falcon 9 rocket set for Thursday from Kennedy Space Center. The 40 satellites are packaged inside the nose cone ...

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OneWeb celebrates successful launch on Indian rocket

India’s GSLV Mk.3 rocket, also called LVM3, lifts off with 36 OneWeb internet satellites. Credit: ISRO OneWeb confirmed it established contact with all 36 new satellites launched Saturday on top of India’s most powerful rocket, resuming the deployment of the company’s fleet of internet relay platforms after suspending launches with Russia earlier this year. The mission Saturday was one of ...

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OneWeb set to resume launches on Indian rocket

Thirty-six OneWeb internet satellites are mounted on a dispenser inside the nose cone of India’s GSLV Mk.3 rocket. This photo was taken earlier this month during encapsulation inside the rocket’s payload fairing. Credit: ISRO After the suspension of commercial launches on Russia’s Soyuz rocket earlier this year, OneWeb is set to resume deploying satellites for its global internet network Saturday ...

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OneWeb to merge with Eutelsat, needs five more launches to complete network

File photo of 36 OneWeb satellites stacked on a Soyuz rocket’s Fregat upper stage inside a processing facility at the Vostochny Cosmodrome. Credit: Roscosmos OneWeb and Eutelsat announced plans to merge Tuesday, bringing together OneWeb’s network of internet satellites in low Earth orbit with Eutelsat’s fleet of larger video, data relay, and broadband platforms in geostationary orbit. OneWeb’s chairman also ...

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OneWeb signs with SpaceX to resume launching internet constellation

A Falcon 9 rocket takes off from Cape Canaveral in January. Credit: SpaceX OneWeb said Monday it has reached an agreement with SpaceX to resume launching the company’s satellite internet constellation later this year, just 18 days after suspending launches on Russian Soyuz rockets. Few details about the agreement were released Monday morning. “Terms of the agreement with SpaceX are ...

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Russia issues ultimatum to UK government over OneWeb launch

The Soyuz rocket’s payload fairing containing OneWeb’s next 36 satellites. Credit: Roscosmos Russia’s space agency said Wednesday it will not launch a batch of 36 OneWeb satellites this week unless the UK government gives up its stake in the satellite internet company, a prospect the UK business secretary later confirmed won’t happen. A Russian Soyuz rocket rolled to its launch ...

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On the verge of another Soyuz launch, OneWeb looks to flights on Indian rockets

 OneWeb announced Monday it is working on an agreement to launch future broadband internet satellites on Indian rockets, the same day the next batch of 36 OneWeb spacecraft moved into position at a Russian spaceport for liftoff Thursday on a Soyuz launcher. The London-based company, which builds its satellites in a factory on Florida’s Space Coast, said Monday it ...

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