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The first commercial launch from Baikonur in 2022 will take place on March 5

01.03.2022 113 просмотров

The commission approved the removal of the Soyuz rocket to the Baikonur launch pad on Wednesday.

The Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle for the launch of the British OneWeb communications satellites will be taken to the launch pad of the Baikonur Cosmodrome on Wednesday. This is stated in the message of Roskosmos.

“The Commission at Baikonur Cosmodrome made a positive decision on removal of the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle and its installation at launching complex on March 2  . The start of work on transportation is scheduled at 05:30 Moscow time (07:30 local time)   , says a   stated message on the Telegram channel.

As the state corporation clarified, this will be the first commercial launch from Baikonur this year. It scheduled for March 5 at 01:41 Moscow time.

As Dmitry Loskutov, Director General of JSC Glavkosmos, told on the air of the Komsomolskaya Pravda radio station, from the British side is not  there were statements about the refusal to use the Russian Soyuz to launch OneWeb satellites.

Previously, Dmitry Loskutov told TASS that a total of seven launches of OneWeb satellites were planned for 2022. The first of these took place from the Guiana Space Center (Kourou spaceport) on February 10. Then 34 OneWeb devices were put into orbit.

OneWeb low-orbit spacecraft are designed to provide terrestrial consumers with high-speed Internet directly via satellite communications. Now the grouping has 394 vehicles. All of them were launched by Russian Soyuz rockets.

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