Satellite company OneWeb signed Elon Musk’s SpaceX to launch satellites again a few weeks later. Such missions have been put on hold Amid Western tensions with Russia after the Moscow invasion of Ukraine.
The first launch of the SpaceX rocket is expected to expand its current orbit to 428 satellites this year, the British government-owned OneWeb said on Monday.
“Through these launch projects, we are on track to fully build our own satellites and provide a strong, fast and secure connection around the world,” said OneWeb CEO Neil Masterson.
The deal with SpaceX came after the Russian space agency Roscosmos. Cooperation of some projects was excluded Earlier this month, some missile operations were halted.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine spurred international space cooperation. Roscosmos has raised doubts about its future participation in the International Space Station Thus the supply of rocket engines was stopped To the United States
Roscosmos has threatened to block OneWeb’s communications satellites from being launched if they are not guaranteed to be used for military purposes. The company suggested that Britain should repurchase the shares, and the British government quickly rejected the idea.
SpaceX launches its own communications satellites. The Starlink system competes with OneWeb.
“We thank SpaceX for their support, which reflects our shared vision of the infinite possibilities of space,” he said. Masterson said.
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