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OneWeb satellites successfully launched into the target orbit
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OneWeb satellites successfully launched into the target orbit
07.02.2020

7 Feb 2020 00:42 MSK from Baikonur launch site the successful launch of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-2.1 b" with the upper stage "Fregat" and 34 spacecraft satellite system OneWeb. After 562 seconds from the beginning of the flight the head part is cleanly separated from the third stage carrier, all 34 satellite successfully launched into the target orbit.

Low-orbit spacecraft OneWeb designed to provide ground-based consumer high-speed Internet directly via the satellite network. The orbital group will consist of 18 planes for 36 units each. Satellite launches are planned from Baikonur, East from the Guiana space center.

OneWeb, the first of six satellites was launched from the Guiana space centre with the help of the carrier rocket "Soyuz-ST-B" and the upper stage "Fregat-M" February 28, 2019. A total of OneWeb intends to deploy in low earth orbit about 600 satellites and begin commercial use in 2020. By 2021 OneWeb intends to provide 24-hour coverage of the Earth connection.

Source: State Corporation "Roscosmos"

Launch Oneweb satellites from the Baikonur cosmodrome (Source: Roskosmos)