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Ground stations receive signal from OneWeb satellites — company

Earlier, OneWeb head said the six satellites operate normally

MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. OneWeb has established communication with its satellites, put into orbit by Russia’s Soyuz-ST-B carrier rocket launched from the Kourou space center in French Guiana, the company said in a Twitter message on Thursday.

"The atmosphere was tense but we got the result we wanted - the satellites talked back," the message reads.

Earlier, OneWeb head said the six satellites operate normally.

The launch of OneWeb satellites, intended to ensure broadband access to internet for users across the world, proceeded in the routine mode on February 28. The Soyuz-ST rocket carrier blasted off from the Kourou Spaceport in French Guiana at 6:37pm local time (12:37am Moscow time). The first two satellites separated from the Fregat upper stage 1 hour 4 minutes after the launch. The remaining four spacecraft were put into the orbit 19 minutes later.