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Oneweb completes 6th launch taking its in-orbit constellat­ion to 182 satellites


Bharti Group-backed Oneweb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communicat­ions company, recently launched another batch of 36 satellites by arianespac­e from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. This successful launch brings Oneweb’s total in-orbit constellat­ion to 182 satellites. These will form part of Oneweb’s 648 LEO satellite fleet that will deliver high-speed, lowlatency global connectivi­ty, and represents 60 per cent of the constellat­ion required to enable its connectivi­ty solution to reach all regions north of 50 degrees latitude by June 2021. This was the third in a five-launch ‘Five to 50’ programme, enabling Oneweb to offer services across the United Kingdom, alaska, Northern Europe, Greenland, Iceland, the artic Seas and Canada, and will be switched on before the end of the year. Oneweb then intends to make global service available in 2022.

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