The Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with the Fregat upper stage and 34 British OneWeb communication satellites launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome, TASS reports, adding a link to the launch broadcast from the official website of the Roscosmos Russian state space corporation.
It is noted that it was the hundredth launch for the upper stage and the second for OneWeb satellites from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in 2021. It should bring the number of spacecraft of the British company in orbit to 322. It is also specified that the work is being carried out with the companies Arianespace and Starsem.
In addition, it was reported that after about 9 minutes, Fregat together with satellites separated from the third stage of the rocket. The removal of the devices by the upper stage took about three and a half hours. The satellites were separated in several stages.