March 22, 2020

The “Soyuz-2.1b” launch vehicle with the “Fregat” upper stage and 34 satellites of the OneWeb communications system was successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on March 21, 2020 at 20:06 (Moscow time).

After 562 seconds, the head part was separated from the third stage of the carrier.

The separation of nine groups of satellites (in the first group – two, in the rest – four) from the upper stage passed normally in accordance with the flight schedule.

All 34 satellites were successfully launched into their target orbits.

The launch of spacecrafts was carried out under the contract between Glavkosmos (part of Roscosmos State Corporation) and Arianespace (France) in cooperation with other enterprises of Roscosmos State Corporation – RSC “Progress”, NPO Lavochkina and TSENKI.

More from this category:
April 23, 2014

Works in the framework of Soyuz-2/Meteor-M prelaunch preparations are under way at Baikonur spaceport. Space device successfully passed all leak checks and was transported from…

full story
February 16, 2014

Proton-M heavy booster with Turkish TurkSat-4A communication satellite was launched from Baikonur Spaceport, Roscosmos representative reported. Space device separated from Briz-M upper stage at 10.22…

full story
July 23, 2021

On July 21, 2021 at 14:58:24.938 UTC, the Proton-M carrier rocket launched with the Nauka Multipurpose Laboratory Module from pad No. 39 of Site 200…

full story
July 7, 2015

GCTC saw official presentation of ISS-51/52 mission program. The crew comprises Roscosmos cosmonauts Alexander Misurkin and Nicolay Tikhonov and NASA astronaut Mark T. Vande Hai….

full story
June 3, 2018

On June 3, 2018, the members of the crew of the “Soyuz MS-07” spacecraft and the expeditions ISS-54/55 returned safely to Earth. The descent vehicle…

full story
May 18, 2015

ISS orbit was adjusted on May 18,2015. According to ballistic and navigational support service specialists calculations progress M-26M cargo vehicle thrusters were ignited at 03.30,…

full story
June 5, 2015

The first launch of Progress cargo vehicle from Baikonur spaceport after spring accidents is planned for July 3. The vehicle will be launched with the…

full story
July 20, 2020

This Monday Soyuz-2.1 booster with Progress MS-15 was rolled out from the integration building and installed on the launchpad of Baikonur launchsite, – Roscosmos representative…

full story