Arianespace is scheduled to launch a Soyuz STB rocket as part of the OneWeb 12 mission. The launch window for the Communications mission is on 10/31/2021 UTC (UNCONFIRMED) from Kourou, French Guiana. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch! Watch the launch video of the Soyuz STB and experience the excitement for yourself.
A batch of 34 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.
The 2.1b version adds an upgraded engine (RD-0124) with improved performance to the second stage. First launch took place from Plesetsk Cosmodrome Site 43 on 26 July 2008 with a classified military payload.
The 2.1b/ST version is sometimes called Soyuz ST-B.
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.
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