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Roscosmos head congratulates OneWeb chair on successful launch of satellites

Six OneWeb satellites were delivered to the orbit earlier today by the Soyuz rocket and Fregat upper stage

MOSCOW, February 28. /TASS/. Director General of Russia's state space corporation Roscosmos Dmitry Rogozin has congratulated OneWeb Executive Chairman Greg Wyler on successful delivery of six satellites to the orbit.

"I congratulate Greg with a successful start of joint work! All six OneWeb apparatuses were delivered to their calculated orbits by the Soyuz rocket and the Fregat upper stage," Rogozin wrote on his official Twitter account on Thursday.

OneWeb satellites were launched in the routine mode. They will ensure broadband access to internet for users across the world. The Soyuz-ST rocket carrier was launched from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana at 6:37pm local time (12:37am Moscow time). The first two apparatuses separated from the Fregat upper stage after 1 hour 4 minutes after the launch. The remaining four spacecraft were delivered to the orbit 19 minutes later.