Russia launches UK telecom satellites into space

A Soyuz rocket blasts off at 1226 GMT from the Vostochny cosmodrome in Russia's Far East carrying 36 UK telecommunications and internet satellites made by British-based company OneWeb, according to the Roscosmos space agency. Originally planned for April, the launch was delayed after OneWeb collapsed and was forced to declare bankruptcy. Last month, the UK government and Indian telecommunications giant Bharti took control of the company, investing $500 million a piece.