OREANDA-NEWS The American company SpaceX launched satellites of the British company One Web into orbit, which Russia refused to cooperate with. The launch was broadcast on the official SpaceX website.

The Falcon 9 launch vehicle was launched from the launch complex of the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida. 40 OneWeb satellites have been launched into low Earth orbit, which will provide high-speed Internet access by 2027.

"We took off from Florida. Thank you to our colleagues from SpaceX for the successful launch," OneWeb said on Twitter.

At the end of March, OneWeb signed an agreement to launch satellites with SpaceX, which carries out launches instead of the state corporation Roscosmos.

In the same month, the former head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, instructed to cancel the launch of the Soyuz 2.1b rocket with OneWeb satellites. The Russian carrier could put 36 British satellites into orbit. On March 2, Rogozin said that Russia would not launch the devices if they were used by the European military.