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Russian Rocket Launches 34 New UK Satellites

It was the fifth barrage of OneWeb satellites this year, with the aftermost one on July 1.

A Russian Soyuz rocket has accursed into amplitude accustomed 34 new satellites from British abettor Oneweb, which aims to accommodate broadband internet everywhere in the world.

The rocket operated by Europe's Arianespace took off auspiciously at 2213 GMT Saturday from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, the Roscosmos amplitude bureau said in a statement.

It was the fifth barrage of OneWeb satellites this year, with the aftermost one on July 1.

OneWeb is alive to complete the architecture of a afterlife of low apple apogee satellites accouterment added broadband and added casework to countries worldwide.

The aggregation is aggressive adjoin billionaires Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos in the chase to accommodate fast internet for the world's alien areas via satellites.

The UK aggregation affairs for its all-around bartering internet account to be operational by abutting year, accurate by some 650 satellites.

Arianespace, which has formed with Russia for abutting to two decades, is beneath arrangement to accomplish 16 Soyuz launches amid December 2020 and the end of 2022. 

With this latest mission, a absolute of 288 satellites are now in apogee for the constellation.

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