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British satellites delivered to the Vostochny cosmodrome for launch
Photo: press service of Roscosmos
British communication satellites OneWeb were delivered to the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur region. Their launch on the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle is scheduled for December this year.The communication satellites were delivered from the United States aboard a Ruslan aircraft. He landed in Blagoveshchensk, then 36 spacecraft were delivered to the cosmodrome.
As reported on the Roscosmos website, the December launch will be the first fully commercial from Vostochny and the only one for the entire 2020. Earlier it was planned to carry out five starts, but they are all for different reasons were moved.
Now the constellation of satellites of the British company OneWeb has 74 units. All of them are located in a low stationary orbit. By the end of 2022, a little more than half a thousand satellites should go there, so their total number will be 650.