PARIS— U.S. government sanctions against commercial space launches from Russia will not affect OneWeb’s first-generation constellation because these satellites have already received U.S. government approvals for exports to Russia, a OneWeb spokesperson said March 17.

OneWeb’s constellation has been reduced to less than 600 in-orbit satellites, now being launched in groups of up to 36 aboard Russian Soyuz rockets operating from Russian spaceports under a contract with Europe’s Arianespace launch service provider.

OneWeb came out of Chapter 11 . . .

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