After this first launch from Baikonur, Kazakhstan, OneWeb is planning to launch around 30 satellites with Soyuz rockets every month.
After the Zafar satellite is placed in orbit, a timeline has been finalised to launch five more, the minister said.
The mission will be SpaceX's fourth launch to grow its Starlink mega constellation of satellites, which are designed to provide high-speed broadband internet...
Positioned at 7° West, Nilesat-301 will work with Nilesat-201 to provide Ku-band services for the Middle East and North Africa.
The satellite is a Very High Throughput (VHTS) craft and aims to boost Eutelsat’s broadband coverage over Africa.
SpaceX now has 180 spacecraft in orbit, bringing the company even closer to having the most satellites around Earth at once.
With the 60 satellites set for launch, SpaceX will have delivered 180 signal relay stations to orbit for the company’s Starlink Internet network.