The head of the state corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, said that the Russian rocket launched British satellites OneWeb into low Earth orbit.
Rogozin wrote on his Twitter page that the goal was successfully achieved. The Russian Soyuz-2.1b with the Fregat-M booster block and 34 satellites launched on March 21 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The launch of the vehicle took place at 8.06 pm Moscow time. After the separation of the warhead, Fregat continued to launch the vehicles into a given orbit. OneWeb satellites were separated in small groups from 9.18 pm to 11.51 pm Moscow time.