Russian Soyuz rocket launches 34 new UK satellites


The rocket took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1807 GMT on Tuesday.


A Russian Soyuz rocket has blasted into house carrying 34 new satellites from British operator OneWeb, which goals to offer broadband web all over the place on the planet.

A rocket powered by Europe’s Arianespace took off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1807 GMT on Tuesday, broadcast reside by the Russian Roscosmos house company.

“The launch was deliberate,” Roscosmos chief Dmitry Rogozin stated on Telegram.

This was the sixth launch of OneWeb satellites this yr, the final on 22 August.

OneWeb is working to finish the development of a gaggle of low-Earth orbit satellites that can present superior broadband and different providers to international locations all over the world.

The corporate is competing with billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos in a race to offer quicker Web entry to distant areas of the world by way of satellite tv for pc.

The UK firm plans to have its international business Web service up and operating by subsequent yr, supported by some 650 satellites.

Arianespace, which has labored with Russia for practically twenty years, is beneath contract to conduct 16 Soyuz launches between December 2020 and the top of 2022.

With this newest mission, a complete of 288 satellites at the moment are in orbit of the constellation.

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