OneWeb, the Bharti-backed Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite company, successfully launched 40 satellites just a few days ago, taking the OneWeb constellation to 582 satellites. OneWeb’s launch 18 will be the final launch to complete its first-generation LEO constellation.
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OneWeb Final Launch, Launch 18
OneWeb is now targeting its launch 18, which will deploy 36 satellites in the first-generation LEO constellation with ISRO before March 26, 2023. Also, this launch will enable the company to start global coverage in 2023.
First global LEO constellation completed
This launch will add an additional 36 satellites to the OneWeb fleet, bringing the total to 618, and will be a significant milestone for OneWeb as the LEO satellite company completes the global LEO constellation. With this deployment, OneWeb will continue to provide global coverage. OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency solutions will help connect communities, enterprises and governments around the world, demonstrating the unparalleled potential of LEO connectivity.
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OneWeb’s second satellite deployment from India
OneWeb’s second satellite deployment from India underlines UK and Indian space industry collaboration. OneWeb will provide secure solutions not only to businesses, but to schools, cities, villages and municipalities across India, including the most remote areas.
OneWeb connectivity solution is already enabled
OneWeb already has active connectivity solutions in key global geographies and is bringing new areas online through partnerships with leading providers including VEON, Orange, Galaxy Broadband, Paratus, Telespazio and more.
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When is the launch?
Launch 18 will be from the Satish Dhawan Space Center in Sriharikota and is scheduled to take place on March 26, 2023, at 9:00 AM IST. Users can watch live streams available on YouTube and social media channels.
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