"The next launch of Soyuz-2.1b with 36 OneWeb satellites is scheduled from the Baikonur cosmodrome on August 20," Rogozin wrote in his Telegram channel.

On July 1, it was reported that all 36 British communication satellites OneWeb, launched using the Soyuz-2.1b launch vehicle from the Vostochny cosmodrome, were successfully launched into orbit.

In May, Russia set a record for the number of accident-free space launches in a row.