Using its Soyuz-2 rocket and launching from its new Vostochny spaceport, Russia today successfully launched another 36 OneWeb satellites.
Their goal is to make these launches monthly. OneWeb now has more than 200 satellites in orbit.
The leaders in the 2021 launch race:
2 Rocket Lab
The U.S still leads China 22 to 13 in the national rankings.
From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.
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