OneWeb company announces satellites launch from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur

ICT Materials 1 February 2020 11:25 (UTC +04:00)
OneWeb company announces satellites launch from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Feb. 1

By Nargiz Sadikhova – Trend:

OneWeb, a global communications company, has announced the date for satellites launch from Kazakhstan’s Baikonur Cosmodrome, Trend reports with reference to the company.

According to the company, the launch of 34 satellites is planned for Feb. 6 and Feb. 7, 2020.

“This marks the start of a regular launch campaign during 2020 that will rapidly increase OneWeb’s first phase constellation of 648 satellites and represents one of the largest civilian satellite launch campaigns in history. Each satellite forms an integral part of the high-speed global satellite broadband network and together will activate OneWeb’s first customer demos by the end of 2020 to provide full commercial global services for sectors such as maritime, aviation, government and enterprise in 2021,” the report said.

Arianespace will perform the launch, which will place the satellites into a near polar orbit at an initial altitude of 450 kilometers from where they will rise to their final orbit of 1,200 kilometers and form part of OneWeb’s global communications network.

All the satellites are manufactured by OneWeb Satellites, a joint venture between OneWeb and Airbus Defence and Space.


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