The First OneWeb Orbiting Global Internet Satellites (video)
The First OneWeb Orbiting Global Internet Satellites (video)

The First OneWeb Orbiting Global Internet Satellites (video)

Первые спутники глобального интернета OneWeb на орбите (видео) The real implementation of the program of the British company OneWeb to create a global Internet covering the entire surface of the Earth has begun. The Soyuz ST-B rocket carrier launched from the Kourou Cosmodrome in French Guiana. The first in orbit were six satellites designed to test communications systems with ground stations. Based on the results of the first tests, from the end of this year a large-scale deployment of the satellite constellation for OneWeb will begin. The launch of OneWeb satellites into orbit will be carried out in accordance with the contract with the state corporation Roscosmos. Under the agreement, 21 Soyuz launch vehicles will be delivered. On average, each launch will send 32 satellites into orbit, the program is designed until 2021. The Roskosmos also owns a controlling stake in the VanWeb enterprise, which will broadcast the Internet to Russia. However, OneWeb has not yet received permission to use frequencies for operation and a satellite operator license.

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