34 the communications satellite by British company OneWeb launched by a Russian rocket “Soyuz-2.1 b”, successfully put into orbit, RIA Novosti reported.
As previously reported, the carrier rocket was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome on March 21 at 20:07 Moscow time.
As noted by the representatives of the British company, currently, all 34 the satellite separated from the rocket in groups of nine, as planned. Soon they will start signal transmission.
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A total of OneWeb intends to deploy in low earth orbit about 600 satellites. To start their commercial use is planned in 2020.
16 March from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the Arkhangelsk region has also successfully launched rocket “Soyuz-2.1 b” satellite “GLONASS-M”.