In 2021, in the interests of the British company OneWeb, eight to ten medium Soyuz missiles will be launched, RIA Novosti reports, citing Glavkosmos.
According to the agency, the European launch operator Arianespace announced this to the Russian campaign. The launches are planned to be carried out from the Baikonur (Kazakhstan), Vostochny (Russia) and Kuru (French Guiana) cosmodromes.
In July 2019, Deputy Minister of Communications Oleg Ivanov said that the State Commission on Radio Frequencies (SCRF) denied the British global broadband satellite Internet system OneWeb in frequencies for operation in Russia.
In May of the same year, Interfax, referring to data posted in its own SPARK-Marketing system, reported that the Angara-1.2 light missile was more expensive than the average Soyuz-2.1a and Soyuz-2.1b carriers by almost one and a half times (700 million rubles).
As part of the OneWeb project, in June 2015, Roskosmos signed a contract with the European space carrier Arianspace, which provides for the delivery of satellite communications spacecraft into orbit using Soyuz-2 rockets.