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OneWeb: Satellites

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL7258, tabled on 23 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 25 January (HL5301), whether OneWeb is still using Russian facilities for its launches after Russia's invasion of Ukraine; and how much is paid (1) directly, or (2) indirectly, to Russian organisations in respect of each launch.

Answered on

4 April 2022

The Board of OneWeb voted on 3 March to suspend all launches from Baikonur, Kazakhstan. OneWeb’s launch service provider, Arianespace, announced on 4 March it was suspending the use of Russian Soyuz launch vehicles.

Details of OneWeb’s launch agreements with Arianespace are commercially sensitive.