MOSCOW (Sputnik) – OneWeb communications firm says it’s dedicating the following launch of its satellites, deliberate for this month, to the sixtieth anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s historic area flight.
“60 years ago today, a man went into space for the very first time. We’re commemorating this by featuring Yuri Gagarin on our 6th Launch mission patch, remembering the enormous achievements made by humankind in space to allow us to connect the world,” OneWeb stated on Twitter on Monday.
On April 12, 1961, Gagarin pronounced his well-known “Poyekhali!” (Let’s Go!) because the Vostok spacecraft lifted off the bottom, taking the primary particular person ever to area. The anniversary of the primary Soviet cosmonaut’s flight is widely known yearly in Russia as Cosmonautics Day on April 12, and as International Day of Human Space Flight in the remainder of the world.
According to Dmitry Rogozin, the top of Russia’s area company Roscosmos, the contract obligations for the launch of OneWeb communications satellites for the United Kingdom on board Russia’s Soyuz service rockets are going to be fulfilled by late 2022 or the primary half of 2023.