Roscosmos announced that the launch of the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle with the Fregat upper stage and 36 OneWeb satellites was postponed for a day.
Soyuz-2.1b was to be launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome on May 27 at 20:43 Moscow time. As reported now, for technical reasons, the launch was postponed until May 28 at 20:38 Moscow time.
As the press service of Roskosmos notes, at present, the space rocket remains in a pre-launch state. According to the TASS news agency, the launch was postponed to May 28 due to the remarks revealed by the automation.
This will be the fourth fully commercial launch from the Vostochny cosmodrome, commissioned by the European Arianespace and the Russian-French company Starsem.
OneWeb intends to deploy a low-orbit constellation of more than 600 microsatellites (weighing 150 kg) to provide high-speed broadband Internet access services everywhere, whose customers should primarily be Wi-Fi, LTE or 5G operators, as well as Internet providers.