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Report: Comms dominate satellite launches

A report from analysts at Bryce Technology says that launching communications satellites dominate the Q1 rocket activity. A total of 869 satellites were launched during Q1. Most of that 869 overall launched were communications craft (81 per cent) and were handled by SpaceX which during Q1, managed 21 launches and 763 actual craft placed into […]

July 11, 2023By Chris Forrester

OneWeb gives up on stolen satellites

OneWeb’s CEO Neil Masterson has largely given up in trying to retrieve satellites worth some $50 million in a dispute related to the Ukraine conflict. Russia’s space agency Roscosmos – in essence – confiscated a batch of 36 satellites that had been delivered ahead of a planned launch from Baikonur and as retaliation to the […]

March 17, 2023

Russia wants 1,000 satellites by 2030

Yury Borisov, Director General of Russia’s state space corporation Roscosmos, has said the company wants to deploy more than 1,000 satellites by 2030. This is a rate 5-times higher than currently being launched. Borisov, speaking at the Korolev Academic Space Conference in Moscow, said that in order to achieve such growth, it is necessary to […]

January 25, 2023By Chris Forrester

Report: SpaceX dominates launch activity

A report from BryceTech, which analyses and updates global rocket launch activity over Q2, says that SpaceX had the most launches during the three-month period. The 16 launches placed an overall 473 spacecraft into orbit, by far the most of any launch provider. Second place went to CASC, the China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation, […]

August 11, 2022By Chris Forrester

Russia to seek private space missions

Russia is quitting the International Space Station (ISS) and the country’s new head of its Roscosmos space agency, Yuri Borisov, says he will be seeking a greater slice of the world’s space missions. Borisov says that Russia is to review its commitment to the ISS. He has rebutted previous reports that Russia would cease partnering […]

August 2, 2022

Putin fires Roscosmos boss

Dmitry Rogozin, head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has been fired. The Kremlin issued a decree on July 15th saying his position had been terminated, effective immediately. Rogozin’s replacement is Yuri Borisov, a former deputy prime minister whohas followed a very similar path to Roscosmos as Rogozin with his demotion. Both men served as deputy […]

July 18, 2022By Chris Forrester

Russia aims to sell cancelled OneWeb launches

Russia’s Roscosmos space agency says it will offer launch services on “favourable preferential terms” to customers wanting to utilise the cancelled OneWeb launch contracts (which were with Arianespace). But first, according to Roscosmos director general, Dmitry Rogozin, clients have to have a friendly and respectful attitude toward Russia and its rocket and space industry. “Considering […]

April 13, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb reviews launch options

Last week, following high-level discussions and a major dispute between Russia and the UK and Indian-backed OneWeb, OneWeb pulled out of its March 4th launch using a Russian rocket from Baikonur managed by Russia’s Roscosmos space agency.  The decision impacts not only this single launch of satellites but also a series of future – and […]

March 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb severs Russian ties

OneWeb, in the process of exiting its Chapter 11 bankruptcy restructuring, has ended its controversial joint-venture with Russian Space Agency Roscosmos. OneWeb’s 49 per cent stake would now be transferred to a Roscosmos subsidiary company Gonets which was already the majority partner. One of the key buyers of OneWeb’s assets is the UK government which […]

October 6, 2020By Chris Forrester