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Russia Successfully Launches Rocket With 36 Satellites From Vostochny Cosmodrome

Moscow: Russia has efficiently launched its Soyuz-2.1b service rocket, delivering 36 satellites from the UK-based OneWeb firm into area.

The rocket blasted off from the Vostochny cosmodrome within the nation’s Far East at 3.26 p.m. on Friday, Xinhua information company quoted the Russian state area company Roscosmos as saying in a press release.

The higher stage, which homes the satellites, separated from the third stage of the rocket usually, it mentioned.

“Today’s launch will be marked as the first fully commercial one from the Vostochny cosmodrome,” Roscosmos added.

This was the primary launch of OneWeb satellites from the Vostochny spaceport and the primary purely business launch from this area centre, TASS Information Company reported.

The primary six OneWeb satellites have been launched by a Soyuz-ST service rocket from the Kourou area middle in French Guiana on February 28, 2019 and put in orbit on the identical day.

Two extra launches have been carried out this yr from the Baikonur area middle: 34 satellites have been lifted into orbit on February 7, and 34 extra satellites on March 21.

In all, the corporate plans to deploy about 600 satellites.

(With IANS Inputs)

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