Startup OneWeb will be delayed due to anomalies of the “Union”


Photo: Alexey Danichev / RIA Novosti

Russian rocket “Soyuz-ST-B”, which was from Kourou (French Guiana) to launch the first satellites of the system of global Internet, OneWeb, is an anomaly, wrote in wrote on Twitter founder and President of the eponymous company, Greg Wyler.

“It’s true, there is an anomaly with the rocket, which forces us to postpone the launch. Our satellites in order and ready to go,” said the Manager.

In January it became known that in the pipeline of the upper stage “Fregat” rocket “Soyuz-ST-B”, which should display the OneWeb satellites, discovered a crack in the weld of the helium tank. In response to this, “Roskosmos” were assured that the problem will be promptly removed.

In December 2018 it was reported that the European company Arianespace refused the offer of the Roscosmos to launch in 2019 two OneWeb satellite from the cosmodrome East.

Start rocket “Soyuz-ST-B” with the upper stage “Fregat” and OneWeb satellites was scheduled for February 20.

Manufacturer of “Soyuz-ST-B” is the Samara space-rocket center “Progress”, “Frigate” — Khimki NPO Lavochkin.

Video, photo All from Russia.


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