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The Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with the Fregat upper stage successfully launched OneWeb satellites into orbit from the Vostochny cosmodrome

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At approximately 01:14 (Moscow time), the Soyuz-2.1b LV with the Fregat upper stage and the new OneWeb satellites was successfully launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome. We are talking about the mission, which is registered by Roscosmos at number 45.


9 minutes after the launch, the "Fregat" separated from the 3rd stage of the launch vehicle. The separation took place on a suborbital trajectory.

Roscosmos notes that the start and separation of the upper stage took place in the normal mode. After that, "Fregat" began to launch OneWeb vehicles into low-earth orbit with an altitude of 450 km.

This is a completely commercial mission, which is being implemented by order of the European Arianespace and the Russian-French company Starsem for the operators of the OneWeb satellite constellation. Spacecraft were launched into orbit by 9 groups.

The head of Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin some time ago announced the successful withdrawal of all groups of OneWeb satellites.



Reportedly, all spacecraft launched into low-earth orbit have already been taken into the control of the mission's customer. After the operation, the upper stage "Fregat" will be de-orbited, its non-combustible parts will be flooded in an uninhabited area in the Pacific Ocean.


The satellites launched into orbit are intended to form a space communication system with the subsequent provision of customers with the possibility of high-speed Internet access anywhere in the world. In total, the OneWeb orbital constellation should consist of 18 so-called planes, each of which will be formed from 36 satellites.
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  1. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins April 26 2021 06: 32
    +11
    With which we congratulate the workers of the space industry. Good news for Monday.
    1. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U April 26 2021 06: 34
      +6
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      With which we congratulate the workers of the space industry
      I join in the congratulations.
      1. keeper03
        keeper03 April 26 2021 10: 47
        -9
        How long are we going to launch spy satellites of our potential enemies ?! recourse request soldier
        1. EMMM
          EMMM April 26 2021 20: 20
          +1
          I dare to assure you that spy satellites, by definition, cannot be launched from the territory of the Russian Federation. Providing access to the Internet is today pure commerce, though with the proviso that a specific customer can be guided by the informational impact on a certain part of the population of our country.
        2. IL-18
          IL-18 April 26 2021 22: 40
          0
          Your fears are justified. But! There are two options left:
          1. Russians have their own pride, and figs you, and not launching an enemy vanweb instead of money.
          2. One fig they will launch their vanweb. So it is better, at least with the money earned, to develop ways to combat the enemy's informational influence.
    2. Michael67
      Michael67 April 26 2021 14: 29
      +2
      Related article. Recommend. https://newsland.com/community/4765/content/kto-i-zachem-mochit-rogozina/7175521
      1. Vladimir_2U
        Vladimir_2U April 26 2021 15: 34
        +1
        Quote: Michael67
        Related article. Recommend

        Thanks for running. Informative, but how true is another question.
  2. svp67
    svp67 April 26 2021 06: 43
    +1
    And we'll spit over our left shoulder three times ... wink
    1. Lycan
      Lycan April 26 2021 09: 56
      +4
      "I didn't have time to spit," but everything had already happened successfully. Therefore, I propose to "spit" on superstitions and focus on the sobriety, sleep, readiness and vigilance of workers.
      smile
  3. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 26 2021 07: 06
    +2
    And I didn’t have time to spit, and the satellites were already in orbit. I’ll have to drink to the development of Roscosmos, there are more launches and preferably different delivery systems. And let them not forget the defense industry, it’s time to put Sarmat on duty (I hope he will come up with a sonorous name?) drinks
  4. Sined
    Sined April 26 2021 07: 15
    +2
    Congratulations on the launch. But regarding the customer, can OneWeb still spend money and launch satellites on Protons? Otherwise, New Glenn will probably not fly soon. And launches on Launcher One will look strange in general. I really thought that they were counting on competition with Starlink, but here, apparently, again the struggle for second place.
    1. Blackmokona
      Blackmokona April 26 2021 07: 23
      +1
      Onyweb has already gone bankrupt once, there is not much money. Yes, and Proton has already been discontinued, and all built rockets have already been ordered.
      Considering what kind of dirt Oniveb is trying to dissolve against Starlink and how pathetic it looks, I think the project is on its way.
      1. slipped
        slipped April 27 2021 19: 31
        0
        Quote: BlackMokona
        Onyweb has already gone bankrupt once, there is no money

        Quote: BlackMokona
        then I think the project is on its way.


        OneWeb has received $ 550M in funding from Eutelsat. https://www.oneweb.world/media-center/oneweb-secures-550-million-in-new-funding-eutelsat-to-take-significant-equity-stake-in-the-company
        1. Blackmokona
          Blackmokona April 27 2021 20: 21
          -4
          For space, this has grown quite a bit.
          1. slipped
            slipped April 27 2021 20: 38
            0
            Quote: BlackMokona
            For space, this has grown quite a bit.


            That's enough for OneWeb to continue manufacturing its space segment. In addition, an operator such as Eutelsat has a very large number of clients.
            1. Blackmokona
              Blackmokona April 27 2021 21: 33
              -3
              But this money will not be enough for long, you need more and more. SpaceX is now far ahead in deployment and has large lucrative government contracts and commercial haulage, spending much less money as they design and manufacture satellites and rockets for themselves, rather than buying them on the side like Oniveb. And then they say that two years will be in a terrible minus in terms of money until the system unwinds.
              1. slipped
                slipped April 27 2021 22: 04
                0
                Quote: BlackMokona
                But this money will not be enough for long, you need more and more.


                And there will be more and more. laughing

                Quote: BlackMokona
                SpaceX is now well ahead in deployment


                Now the number of satellites in the constellations does not matter. It's just different. And the technologies are different.

                Quote: BlackMokona
                and have large lucrative government contracts and commercial transportation,


                This is their American cuisine. And the Europeans have their own.

                Quote: BlackMokona
                spend much less money as they themselves develop and produce satellites and rockets, and do not buy them on the side like Oniweb.


                Much less? laughing Batch launches on Russian Soyuz-2 from Russian cosmodromes are much cheaper than the Americans on the same used F9.

                Quote: BlackMokona
                And then they say that two years will be in a terrible minus in terms of money until the system unwinds.


                The Pentagon will help them. laughing

                In principle, none of this matters. The main thing is that our combat crews train in launching clusters (and they even pay for it! lol ), we will need it very soon, when the withdrawal of the groupings of the domestic small spacecraft of the "Sphere" project begins.
                1. Blackmokona
                  Blackmokona April 27 2021 22: 25
                  -4
                  1) In order to still need to tell investors how Oniveb can fight Starlink. So far, only cool stories that they have a different clientele.
                  2) Starlink already has tens of thousands of subscribers who pay, Oniveb has zero. It's simple.
                  3) This business kitchen is the same all over the world.
                  4) No, these Unions cost the Oniweb much more than SpaceX their Falcons. 6 times more per kg of cargo. While some start up at cost, others wind up the price tag through the intermediary ArianSpace, and thereby spreading a sandwich with caviar for two companies at once.
                  5) Yeah, what's the Sphere's plan to compete with Starlink? There are even fewer satellites than Oniveb's plans
                  1. slipped
                    slipped April 27 2021 23: 03
                    0
                    Quote: BlackMokona
                    1) In order to still need to tell investors how Oniveb can fight Starlink.


                    Is OneWeb going to "fight" Starlink? laughing I have not seen such statements.

                    Quote: BlackMokona
                    2) Starlink already has tens of thousands of subscribers who pay, Oniveb has zero. It's simple.


                    What does zero mean? And here are Eutelsat subscribers.

                    Quote: BlackMokona
                    3) This business kitchen is the same all over the world.


                    Well, the same is so the same, there is an opportunity to choose and good.

                    Quote: BlackMokona
                    4) No, these Unions cost Oniwebu much more than SpaceX their Falcons. 6 times more per kg of cargo.


                    To declare this, you need to know the real prices. I know how much a kg of cargo on Soyuz-2 costs in this launch, do you? laughing The missiles are not fired due to the "prime cost".

                    Quote: BlackMokona
                    5) Yeah, what's the Sphere's plan to compete with Starlink? There are even fewer satellites than Oniveb's plans


                    We're not going to use Starlink laughing As for the commercial prices of the "Skif" and "Marathon-IoT" groups - for our friends they will be acceptable.
                    1. Blackmokona
                      Blackmokona April 28 2021 07: 42
                      -4
                      1) Their clientele is 100% the same, these are the laws of the market.
                      2) These are subscribers of another company, and who are now actively running over to Starlink, which provides a better service.
                      3) Launch when it happens in-house, SpaceX designs, builds and launches satellites and rockets themselves.
                      They output 15,6 tons for 28 million dollars. Total $ 1,79 million per ton of satellites. How much does it go to Oniveba?
                      4) Consumers choose the best prices. Starlink has incredible speeds and delays.
                      1. slipped
                        slipped April 28 2021 11: 55
                        0
                        Quote: BlackMokona
                        These are subscribers of another company, and who are now actively running over to Starlink, which provides a better service.


                        I don't see it. About "run across". Judging by the latest examples, on the contrary, they are pouring in. laughing

                        Quote: BlackMokona
                        Total $ 1,79 million per ton of satellites. How much does it go to Oniveba?


                        You can declare anything, but the price per kg, even for yourself, is much higher. OneWeb has a comparable price per withdrawal. On the contrary, if the satellites change over to Ariane-6, the cost of launching them will rise, but this is politics.

                        And Russia is very profitable to launch and participate in the production of these satellites. Therefore, these commercial launches will continue in the future.

                        Quote: BlackMokona
                        Consumers choose the best prices. Starlink has incredible speeds and delays.


                        OneWeb, given that the network is still only at the beginning of the deployment, is also quite good - these are from Italy:

                      2. Blackmokona
                        Blackmokona April 28 2021 13: 10
                        -2
                        1) Where do you think Starlink has clients?
                        2) What does Arian have to do with it? We're talking about Falcon-9.
                        3) But Starlink for existing subscribers
                        https://preview.redd.it/osk4gmooavv61.png?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=ef4aaf355636d704ff0d3c467721a5931003ada3
                      3. slipped
                        slipped April 28 2021 21: 39
                        +1
                        Quote: BlackMokona
                        1) Where do you think Starlink has clients?


                        Eutelsata? laughing They are not there.

                        Quote: BlackMokona
                        2) What does Arian have to do with it? We're talking about Falcon-9.


                        Given that OneWeb is now being launched on Soyuz-2 and is planned for Ariane-6, not F9. On the Soyuz-2 it is more profitable for Europe.

                        Quote: BlackMokona
                        3) But Starlink for existing subscribers
                        https://preview.redd.it/osk4gmooavv61.png?width=640&crop=smart&auto=webp&s=ef4aaf355636d704ff0d3c467721a5931003ada3


                        Link does not open. Well, figs with him. But no, it opened .... Well, the speed for receiving is slightly higher, but less for downloading. In general, it makes no sense now to them p..kami are measured until the systems are deployed.
                      4. Blackmokona
                        Blackmokona April 28 2021 22: 28
                        -3
                        1) Eulsat is everywhere.
                        2) Not on the F-9, because the F-9 is made by a direct competitor, the same Kepler from Amazon in general Atlases bought a very expensive option. If only not on the F-9.
                        3) So you were the first to start, Oniveb is now only demonstrating from his own hands, and this is already a client's one.
  • donavi49
    donavi49 April 26 2021 10: 30
    +4
    Musk has another bus for 60 stars the day after tomorrow.

    May will have 1500 satellites in orbit in version 1.0.
    OneWeb now has 180 satellites with a target of 600.

    In general, it is interesting how the sky will look in 10 years:
    - Starlink.
    - OneWeb.
    - 3000+ Kuiper satellites from Amazon
    - China is raising 2 satellite grids at once = CASIC is raising 156 relatively large satellites from next year. GoVan - 4000 small satellites and global coverage. Separately, the fifth cosmodrome in XiangShan is being built to launch mega-groups of "private traders" - the planned peak indicator is unrealistic 100 launches of 1 ton-class missiles per year.
    - Korean Hanwa - 2000 small satellites. The beginning of deployment is 22-23 years (now they are prototyping for 400 million dollars and the layout will fly away by the end of the year).
    1. keeper03
      keeper03 April 26 2021 10: 50
      +1
      It's time to start up our cleaners and charge the "partners" for cleaning! And if they refuse, we will drop it on their countries! repeat
    2. zwlad
      zwlad April 26 2021 11: 22
      +1
      How? It's very simple - a crowd of stars scurrying back and forth.
      I already watched on Friday, so to speak with the naked eye, a string of satellites.
      The whole sky will be dirtied.
  • slipped
    slipped April 26 2021 11: 46
    +8
    Quote: Sined
    Congratulations on the launch. But regarding the customer, can OneWeb still spend money and launch satellites on Protons?


    OneWeb has already spent money and is launching its satellites on Soyuz-2. All our missile launches have been paid for. In the future, it is possible that Angara-A5 will be involved in new contracts, negotiations on this matter are underway, since Europe with its Ariane-6 is greatly delayed.

    Quote: Sined
    I really thought that they were counting on competition with Starlink, but here, apparently, again the struggle for second place.


    OneWeb is not a Starlink clone, different orbit heights and service delivery methods.

    Now there are 182 spacecraft in the group. In May, we will launch another 36 spacecraft.
    1. Sined
      Sined April 26 2021 16: 41
      -2
      The difference between OneWeb and Starlink is that OneWeb will provide services to providers, and the starlik himself is the provider. Starlink can also provide services to providers in the same way. Starlink already has a grouping of 1300 units, another 60 will be launched one of these days. A beta test with 10 participants has already been carried out. Agreements with the governments of the countries for the resolution are in full swing. The production capacity of Starlink allows 000 launches with 3 satellites per month, SpaceX consistently makes two launches per month, while Roskosmos has one for 180 spacecraft. OneWeb is not needed for Angara, but for such carriers as Cupid or Neutron.
      1. slipped
        slipped April 26 2021 16: 54
        +6
        Quote: Sined
        The production capacity of Starlink allows for 3 launches with 180 satellites per month, SpaceX consistently makes two launches per month, while Roskosmos has one for 36 spacecraft.


        Roscosmos launches OneWeb satellites as they are manufactured and delivered to the cosmodrome from the plant, not because it wants to do only one launch per month. Almost all of our missiles have already been fired under the current contract. If the Florida plant increases spacecraft production, there will be more launches per month.
        1. Sined
          Sined April 26 2021 17: 01
          -1
          I have no complaints about this from Roskosmos. I was talking about the production capacity of Starlinik, so I compared it with the production capacity of OneWeb. For all the time they have achieved a production capacity in the face of 36 ka? It's funny! In addition, recently there was news that Roskosmos had to refuse the customer due to lack of production capacity.

          “When we suddenly had the opportunity to launch another spacecraft this year, for the first time in recent years we had to refuse the customer, because we have physical production capacities - they are at the limit,” Rogozin said following a visit to the Progress Rocket and Space Center ".
          1. slipped
            slipped April 26 2021 17: 08
            +6
            Quote: Sined
            ".... because we have physical production capacities - they are at the limit," Rogozin said following a visit to the Progress Rocket and Space Center.


            Sure. All the missiles that are currently being produced at Progress have already been ordered for certain launches.



            That is why new, more powerful models are being created in Russia. The same RCC Progress is creating a purely commercial Soyuz-5 for the Baiterek project.
  • Boris55
    Boris55 April 26 2021 07: 24
    -16%
    For the money that was spent, it was possible to build three such cosmodrome and twice as fast.

    God grant that this launch would not be like the previous one, that the ships flew regularly from Vostochny, and not that years pass between launches ...

    ps
    "The first launch from the cosmodrome was planned to be carried out on December 25, 2015, but due to the unavailability of some of the cosmodrome facilities, the launch was postponed to 2016. The launch on April 27 was disrupted by technical problems and postponed for a day, for which Dmitry Rogozin and Igor Komarov received a reprimand from the president Vladimir Putin ".
    1. Errr
      Errr April 26 2021 08: 23
      +8
      Quote: Boris55
      God grant that this launch would not be like the previous one, that the ships flew regularly from Vostochny, and not that years pass between launches ...
      smile In this case, I'll probably just get by with a quote:
      First in 2021 year launch of Soyuz-2 with 36 OneWeb devices from the East was carried out March 25... Start 26 April will become the second. As a source in the rocket and space industry told RIA Novosti earlier, launches will follow. 27 May и July 1.
      The next four cluster launches of 34 devices each will be carried out from Baikonur on August 2 and 26, September 18 and December 23 or 26, 2021, two more interlocutors of the agency said earlier.
      https://ria.ru/20210425/soyuz-1729888906.html
  • xorek
    xorek April 26 2021 20: 35
    -1
    The Fregat booster has started to work! Well, that's not bad, even if not our satellites were brought out, but everything is in normal mode !!!!!
    And there you will see how and what ..