Soyuz rocket launch with British OneWeb satellites postponed

Science, technology and technology news

Soyuz rocket launch with British OneWeb satellites postponed

Soyuz rocket launch with British OneWeb satellites postponed

At the Vostochny cosmodrome, the launch of the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with 36 British communication satellites OneWeb was postponed, RIA Novosti reports, citing the press service of Roscosmos.

The interlocutor of the agency said that the start was postponed for a day.

“To eliminate the remark, an oxidant drain will be required,” the Roskosmos noted.

The launch of the rocket was supposed to take place at 20:43 on May 27, but the automation of the launch complex, according to the agency's source, recorded a failure in one of the Soyuz systems.

Earlier it was reported that the next launch of the Russian cargo vehicle Progress MS-17 to the International Space Station is scheduled for the night of June 30.

It also became known when the first Japanese tourists will go to the ISS.

Leave a Reply