The new launch brings OneWeb’s total constellation to 582 satellites. OneWeb, the Bharti-backed low-orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, on Friday, confirmed the deployment and contact of 40 satellites delivered by SpaceX from Cape Canaveral Airport. in Florida.
The new launch brings OneWeb’s constellation to 582 satellites. With 582 satellites now in orbit, OneWeb will complete the global footprint of its “Gen 1 constellation” with a launch expected later this month at ISRO/NSIL, according to a statement.
Detailing the 40-satellite launch performed by SpaceX, OneWeb said, “This launch is OneWeb’s 17th to date and an exciting project as the company nears completion of its first-generation LEO satellite. ( Gen 1) and make global coverage on it. 2023”. The launch allows OneWeb to continue expanding its connectivity capabilities as it expands its satellite fleet and aims to launch services for more partners around the world. , including VEON, Orange, Galaxy Broadband, Paratus , and Telespazio.
“OneWeb and its partners are focused on the goal of bridging the digital divide and bringing Internet connectivity to disconnected and insecure communities and businesses,” the statement said. OneWeb CEO Neil Masterson described the launch as an exciting milestone. “Now more than ever, OneWeb is committed to building on the strength we’ve gained over the past 17 years of successful startups, developing alongside our trusted partners, and providing integrated solutions,” said Masterson. in abundance,” said Masterson.
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