Congratulations SpaceX on Launching 40 OneWeb Satellites
Space.com described the launch and mission as follows, “A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched 40 broadband satellites for the U.K. company OneWeb on Thursday (March 9) and came back to Earth for a pinpoint touchdown. The two-stage Falcon 9 lifted off from Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida Thursday at 2:13 p.m. EST (1913 GMT). The rocket’s first stage came back to Earth right on schedule, touching down on a landing pad at Cape Canaveral about 7 minutes and 50 seconds after launch.
OneWeb is building a constellation of more than 600 satellites in LEO, which will provide internet service to customers around the world.
Thursday’s mission, known as OneWeb 17, will bring the number of satellites in this network to 582, company representatives said in a mission description(opens in new tab). Just one more launch, of another 40 satellites, will finish the constellation’s construction, they added.”