Photo: twitter.com/roscosmos the Launch of the carrier rocket Soyuz-2.1 b
Launch OneWeb satellites became the second of 21 scheduled and the first from the Baikonur cosmodrome.
From Baikonur cosmodrome was launched a carrier rocket Soyuz-2.1 b, which put into orbit 34 satellite communications, a British company OneWeb. About it February 7, Roscosmos said on Twitter.
“The confirmation of the successful separation of all 34 OneWeb satellites from the upper stage Fregat! They launched into the target orbit,” − said in the message of the Corporation.
Received confirmation of the successful separation of all 34 satellites #OneWeb from the upper stage “Frigate”. They launched into the target orbit 🛰🌏
All 34 OneWeb communications satellites successfully separated from The Fregat upper stage 🛰🌏 pic.twitter.com/OZWAgdiddv
— ROSCOSMOS (@roscosmos) February 7, 2020
The Soyuz rocket upper stage block Frigate was launched in 23.42, Kyiv time.
The launch of satellites into the targeted circular orbit at an altitude of 450 kilometers was provided by two engine burns Frigate and took place over 3.5 hours in nine stages: during the first separated two satellites, followed by four approximately every 20 minutes.
We will remind, in June 2015, Roscosmos signed a contract with the companies Arianespace and OneWeb 21 672 commercial launch of satellites on launch vehicles Soyuz-2 from Baikonur, East and the centre spatial guyanais.
The first launch took place in the spring of 2019 from Kourou.