Russia will produce missiles for OneWeb, despite the bankruptcy of the company
The production of Soyuz rockets and upper stages Fregat to launch OneWeb satellites will be completed by the end of the year, said in an interview with RIA Novosti General Director of "Glavkosmos" (enterprise "Roscosmos") Dmitry Loskutov.
In June 2015, a contract was signed between the companies Arianespace and OneWeb 21 start-up of carrier rockets "Soyuz" with the upper stage block "Frigate" to launch into space 672 OneWeb satellites. From Baikonur planned nine launches (two already completed), with the East six, with Kuru - six (one already done). OneWeb is planning to create a constellation of satellites which will provide broadband Internet access for users around the world due to the complete coverage of the Earth's surface. At the end of March the company filed for bankruptcy in the court of the U.S. state of new York.
"The vast majority of funds under this contract, our companies have been received, and almost all logistical part to the end of the year had to be made," said Loskutov.
If OneWeb will not be able to find a buyer and the Russian missiles will remain unclaimed, the European company Arianespace, through which was ordered the rockets will have to look for them under the new load.
"In the best case, the project OneWeb will get a second wind, perhaps with the participation of new investors. Anyway, we hope for financial recovery OneWeb, and, of course, would be interested to continue working in the framework of this comprehensive and significant international project," added scraps.