OneWeb’s seventh launch (ST32) of 36 made-in-Florida satellites from the Vostochny Cosmodrome will have a total duration of three hours and 51 minutes and will include nine separations, each of four satellites.
Once all 36 satellites have been contacted and moved into operational orbit, this deployment will bring OneWeb’s on-orbit constellation to 218 satellites, in readiness for commercial services to go live later this year in regions above the 50th parallel north. These regions include the UK, northern Europe, Greenland, Iceland, the Arctic Seas and Canada. Global services to follow in 2022.
OneWeb’s broadcast is planned to begin 25 minutes before lift-off. Lift-off is now scheduled for May 28 at 1:38 p.m. ET / 5:38 p.m. UTC / 6:38 p.m. BST / 7:38 p.m. CEST *May 29, 2:38 a.m. local time.
Arianespace, the launch provider, reported that due to the replacement of one item of electrical equipment on the Soyuz launcher at the Vostochny Space Center, the Flight ST32 – initially scheduled for May 27 – is being postponed by 24 hours.
The Soyuz launch vehicle and OneWeb satellites are in a stable and safe condition.
The new targeted launch date for satellite is May 28, 2021:
- 01:38 p.m., in Washington, D.C.,
- 5:38 p.m. Universal Time (UTC),
- 07:38 p.m., in Paris,
- 08:38 p.m., in Moscow,
- 02:38 a.m., at Tokyo and Vostochny Cosmodrome, on May 29.