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OneWEB launch #9 successfull

After a first abort on on the August the 20th, a Soyouz rocket finally successfully put into orbit 34 additional OneWEB satellites on August 22nd. This brings the OneWEB constellation at 288 spacecrafts in orbit, less than half of the full constellation of 650 satellites planned for 2022.

Although announced for 2021, it is unclear at this stage when OneWEB will open commercial or beta service. Starlink is available as “beta than nothing” since end of 2020, providing broadband capacibility in many different areas on a test basis.

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