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A Soyuz rocket launched with 36 OneWeb satellites on board

The Russian space agency, “Ross Cosmos,” announced the successful launch of a transport rocket (Soyuz-2.1B) from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, carrying 36 British OneWeb communications satellites on board.

The mission of delivering the British OneWeb satellites for communication, which weighs 5.518 kilograms, to the specified orbit took 3 hours and 45 minutes.

OneWeb Company stated that the launch, which took place on Monday, is the last of a series of eight scheduled launches in 2021 with its launch partner, Arianespace.

The OneWeb satellites are working to cover areas of the Earth with high-speed internet networks, and the number of those in low-earth orbits is currently 394, and this number is supposed to reach 900 satellites in the coming years.

In February 2019, (OneWeb) launched the first 6 satellites by a Russian (Soyuz) missile from the Kourou base in Guyana.

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