Roscosmos CEO Dmitry Rogozin, after the successful launch of the Soyuz-2.1b rocket, compared her to a “beautiful African woman.” He wrote about this in his Twitter.
The head of the department noted that the volume of the payload accommodated under the fairing is actually comparable to the size of the Soyuz-2.1b itself.
“The hardworking rocket resembles a beautiful African woman, capable of wearing such heavy but necessary things on her diminutive head and graceful neck,” Rogozin boasted, accompanying his tweet with the appropriate photos.
With this message, the head of Roscosmos reacted to the successful launch of 34 British OneWeb satellites by the Soyuz-2.1b rocket. All of them were launched into near-earth space.
OneWeb is an interconnected satellite system of the corporation of the same name. The company plans to send 600 vehicles into orbit. After the successful launch of Soyuz-2, more than half of the satellites were launched into space.
Earlier, the head of the Progress rocket and space center, Dmitry Baranov, said that the company had stopped developing the Russian super-heavy rocket Yenisei, which was intended for flights to the moon.