JAKARTA – The British technology company OneWeb launched 36 communications satellites from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, December 27th, which were also broadcast live on their channel.
Reported by ReutersOneWeb launched a satellite in orbit as part of its plans to provide high-speed Internet access around the world.
“Launch # 12 is the last of eight launches planned for 2021 by OneWeb with launch partner Arianespace,” the company said on its website. The French space company Arianespace, OneWeb and the Russian space agency Roscosmos are broadcasting the launch live. live.
We are very happy to have concluded the year with another successful start, with all 36 satellites in contact. We have now started over 60% of our constellation!
– OneWeb (@OneWeb) December 27, 2021
Earlier this year, OneWeb said a launch from Russia’s Far East would allow it to offer internet connectivity anywhere north of the 50th parallel.
OneWeb has listed the UK, Alaska, Northern Europe, Greenland, Iceland, the continental US, the Arctic Ocean, and Canada as regions that must be offered for full connectivity.
News agency Interfax said the satellites launched with Soyuz 2.1b rockets would be separated in stages.
OneWeb resumed flights last December after emerging from bankruptcy protection with a $ 1 billion equity investment by a consortium between the UK government and India’s new owner Bharti Enterprises.
They have also received investments from Softbank Japan and Eutelsat Communications and other funding from Bharti. OneWeb raised an additional $ 2.4 billion (Rs 34.1 trillion) in total.
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