A Soyuz ST-B with a Fregat M upper stage successfully launched OneWeb 0006-0012 satellites at 2137 GMT on 27 February. The launch took place from the Sinnamary Launch Centre, near Kourou in French Guiana. The satellites will form part of the OneWeb constellation which is to provide broadband communications. The constellation will consist of more than 650 satellites with full commercial service starting in 2021.

Soyuz launch of OneWeb’s first six satellites is successfully launched from Sinnamary. Courtesy: ESA/CNES/Arianespace/S.Martin