BREAKING Russian Space Agency: ‘If before 21.30 Friday Russia does not receive guarantees that OneWeb satellites will not be used for military purposes, Soyuz rocked will be removed from the launch’

Mounting international sanctions amid Russia’s war on Ukraine have thrown plans to launch 36 OneWeb satellites this week into uncertainty. The latest batch of satellites for OneWeb’s broadband constellation is currently at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, the Russian-controlled launch site in Kazakhstan, where Europe’s Arianespace plans to launch them as soon as March 4 on a…

Boeing suspends support for all Russian aircraft

Boeing announced on Tuesday that it would be pulling support for all Russian aircraft. This includes sales of spare parts and maintenance support for Russian Airlines, the biggest of which is Aeroflot, Russias flag carrier. The airline operates a fleet of 37 737s and 22 777s. The company also said it would be temporarily closing…

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite terminals have now been deployed in Ukraine with more on the way

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite terminals have now been deployed in Ukraine with more on the way, after a call for help from the country’s vice prime minister on Saturday. Mykhailo Fedorov, who is also Ukraine’s Minister of Digital Transformation, tweeted Musk requesting that SpaceX switch on its Starlink broadband satellites to supplement the country’s Internet services…

Aeroflot A350 flight #SU111 violated Canada’s airspace

Russian airline Aeroflot (AFLT.MM) on Sunday violated a ban on aircraft from the country using Canadian airspace, regulator Transport Canada said, on the same day the restriction was imposed in response to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. “We are aware that Aeroflot Flight 111 violated the prohibition put in place earlier today on Russian flights using…

BREAKING Switzerland closes its airspace to Russian flights and backs full EU sanctions against Russia

Switzerland followed suit with other European countries in closing its airspace to Russian flights. Neutral Switzerland had previously declined freezing the assets of Russian individuals and companies. But the government has now decided that such a stance is no longer compatible with preserving its neutrality in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Swiss President Ignazio…