"The second in 2020 launch of the @OneWeb satellites under the contract of @glavkosmosJSC with @Arianespace was a success: 34 @OneWebSatellit1 were separated from the upper stage in nine batches, all spacecraft are placed into their orbits", Glavkosmos said on Twitter in the early hours of Sunday.
Все 34 спутника связи #OneWeb успешно отделились от разгонного блока «Фрегат» и выведены на целевые орбиты 🛰🌎— РОСКОСМОС (@roscosmos) March 21, 2020
All 34 OneWeb communications satellites successfully separated from The Fregat upper stage 🛰🌎 pic.twitter.com/VOFdO9N7Ek
Russia launched a Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with 34 OneWeb satellites on Saturday, from the Baikonur spaceport. The launch took place at 20:07 Moscow time (17:07 GMT).
Roscosmos signed contracts with French company Arianespace and UK's OneWeb in June 2015 for carrying out a total of 21 commercial launches to bring 672 satellites into space using Soyuz rockets. OneWeb plans to create a constellation of satellites that will provide broadband internet access to users around the world fully covering the Earth's surface.