|Manu||Date: Wednesday, 28-April-2021, 5:34 AM | Message # 1|
The London-based satellite operator OneWeb has just put up its sixth batch of broadband internet spacecraft.
Thirty-six new platforms were launched from Russia's Far East, bringing the total in-orbit constellation to 182.
Another two batch deliveries should see OneWeb rolling out connectivity services to locations above 50 degrees North in latitude by the year's end.
This would include the UK, northern continental Europe, Alaska, Greenland, Iceland, Canada and the Arctic Ocean.
Global provision will require even more satellites. The initial projected network would have roughly 650, but a second generation would likely take this up to about 7,000.
OneWeb is now majority-owned by the British government and the Indian conglomerate Bharti Global.
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