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Russia’s Soyuz rocket will launch a new group of OneWeb internet satellites today

By Aswin Kumar

The Russian and Soviet will launch today on September 14 at 2:07 p.m. EDT with nearly three dozen OneWeb internet satellites.

A Soyuz rocket with 34 OneWeb broadband spacecraft is scheduled to launch from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan today at 2:07 p.m. EDT (1807 GMT; 1:07 a.m. Sept. 15 local time in Baikonur). 

The launch is currently in progress as a few hours ago the Russian State commission gave a permit to begin loading kerosene and liquid oxygen into the Soyuz-2.1b rocket.

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Today’s mission “OneWeb calls Launch 10” and “Arianespace calls ST35” will bring the number of OneWeb satellites to 322, all launched by Arianespace including the batch of 34 which was launched last month.

The live coverage of the event can be watched directly via Arianespace and the broadcast will begin 20 minutes prior to the liftoff.

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