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Fregat booster with 34 OneWeb satellites separates from Soyuz carrier rocket

The Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket was launched from the Baikonur spaceport at 21:07 Moscow time on Tuesday. The first six OneWeb satellites were orbited by a Soyuz-ST carrier rocket from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana on February 28, 2019. OneWeb satellites were launched from the Vostochny spaceport for the first time in December 2020. OneWeb’s renewed agreement with the French Arianespace that acts as the launch operator stipulates the lift-off of 16 Russian Soyuz carrier rockets from the Kourou, Vostochny and Baikonur spaceports in 2020-2022.

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