OneWeb pulls employees out of Baikonur Cosmodrome after Russian demands: report

It doesn’t look like OneWeb’s next batch of internet satellites will get off the ground anytime soon. Thirty-six OneWeb broadband spacecraft had been scheduled to launch on Friday (March 4) atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, which is managed jointly by the Russian Aerospace Forces and Roscosmos, Russia’s federal space agency. But … Read more

Kazakhstan unrest not affecting Baikonur Cosmodrome spaceport, Russia says

The current chaos in Kazakhstan isn’t seriously impacting the famous spaceport in the nation, Russian officials say. Spiking fuel prices spurred a wave of protests recently across Kazakhstan, an autocratic Central Asian nation that was once part of the Soviet Union. Some of those protests have turned violent, resulting in the deaths of dozens of … Read more