The British company OneWeb made another satellite launch, lifting another 36 spacecraft into orbit. They were delivered there by the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle, which successfully launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome.

Commenting on the 7th launch for the company, OneWeb said there is only one launch left before it starts providing communications services:

The key launch for OneWeb should take place on July 1. It will help increase the constellation of satellites to 254 devices.

As early as the end of 2021, OneWeb expects to begin providing satellite Internet access to customers in the UK, Northern Europe, Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and the Arctic.

The satellite Internet of OneWeb's competitor, Elon Musk's Starlink, caused huge demand: since February, SpaceX has received more than 500 thousand paid pre-orders.

Over 500K People Paid $99 for Pre-Ordering Starlink Equipment
On Twitter, Elon Musk expressed his confidence that most of these 500 thousand people will become Starlink users. At the same time, the entrepreneur noted that some potential customers might face restrictions due to the population density in cities.