- Type: Communications
- Orbit: Polar Orbit
- Launch Cost: $48,500,000
A batch of 36 satellites for the OneWeb satellite constellation, which is intended to provide global Internet broadband service for individual consumers. The constellation is planned to have around 648 microsatellites (of which 60 are spares), around 150 kg each, operating in Ku-band from low Earth orbit.
Cosmodrome Site 1S
Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation
Cosmodrome Site 1S has witnessed the launch of 16 rockets, including 16 orbital launch attempts, while Vostochny Cosmodrome, Siberia, Russian Federation, has been the site for 16 rocket launches.
Progress Rocket Space Center Soyuz 2.1b Fregat-M
Soyuz-2, GRAU index 14A14, is the collective designation for the 21st-century version of the Russian Soyuz rocket. In its basic form, it is a three-stage carrier rocket for placing payloads into low Earth orbit. The first-stage boosters and two core stages feature uprated engines with improved injection systems, compared to the previous versions of the Soyuz. Digital flight control and telemetry systems allow the rocket to be launched from a fixed launch platform, whereas the launch platforms for earlier Soyuz rockets had to be rotated as the rocket could not perform a roll to change its heading in flight.
Arianespace SA is a multinational company founded in 1980 as the world’s first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. Their vehicles launch exclusively from French Guiana in South America.