One of Four Launches of OneWeb Satellites From Baikonur Postponed Until 2022

OneWeb Satellites
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One of the four launches of British OneWeb communications satellites from the Baikonur space center planned for 2021 has been postponed until next year, a space industry source told Sputnik.

In April, another source told Sputnik that OneWeb launches from Baikonur were planned for August 2 and August 26 this year, followed by two more launches, in September and December of 2021.

“Now, the schedule is as follows: August 2, September 9, end of December. One launch has been postponed until 2022 in order not to pay additional money to Kazakhstan for using the area of ​​the fall of the first stage of the Soyuz-2 launch vehicle,” a space industry source told Sputnik.

A second source told Sputnik that the postponed launch will be compensated for by an additional launch of OneWeb satellites from the Vostochny spaceport in October of this year.

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