SpaceX launches Falcon-9 rocket with 40 OneWeb satellites
SpaceX company of American entrepreneur Ilon Musk on Monday carried out the launch of the Falcon-9 carrier rocket with 40 satellites of the company OneWeb, from cooperation with which Russia refused.
The Falcon-9 rocket was launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was broadcast on the official SpaceX website.
“We performed the takeoff from Florida. Thank you to our colleagues at SpaceX for a successful launch,” OneWeb reported on Twitter.
According to the broadcast on the SpaceX website, all 40 OneWeb satellites have already been put into orbit.
Russia refused to launch OneWeb satellites in March 2022 after the British government did not want to withdraw from the company and the satellite company itself gave no guarantees that the satellites would not be used for military purposes.
OneWeb satellites are designed to provide high-speed Internet access to users around the world by 2027. It is competed by Starlink, a project with similar goals, which was launched by SpaceX in February 2018.