UK’s start-up launches 1st big batch of satellites

The UK-based OneWeb company has sent 34 satellites into orbit on a single Soyuz rocket, from Baikonur port, Kazakhstan. The aims are to have the full network in operation by the end of 2021. This is the 50th Soyuz mission conducted by Arianespace, as the company plans to perform 19 more medium-lift Soyuz from three spaceports by 2021. Its mission was to drop its satellite batch into one of 12 planes planned for the constellation.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • OneWeb company CEO: Adrian Steckel.
  • OneWeb company Headquarters: London, England.

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