October 23, 2021, 11:33

Russian Soyuz Carrier Rocket With 34 OneWeb Satellites Launched From Baikonur

Russian Soyuz Carrier Rocket With 34 OneWeb Satellites Launched From Baikonur

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A Russian Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with 34 British OneWeb satellites has been successfully launched from the Baikonur space centre, according to the Russian space agency, Roscosmos.

“The Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle together with the Fregat booster and 34 @OneWeb communication satellites lifted off from the #Baikonur cosmodrome”, Roscosmos said on Twitter.

The launch was initially planned for August 20th, but was postponed twice – the second time at the request of OneWeb itself.

The next launch of OneWeb satellites from Baikonur is planned for September.

Sourse: sputniknews.com

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