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OneWeb deploys 34 satellites, takes up to 428 total in orbit


OneWeb, backed by Bharti, announced on Friday the successful deployment of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.

The company’s latest Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications initiative brings its total constellation in orbit to 428 satellites.

In a statement, OneWeb confirmed the successful deployment of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Center Spatial Guyanais in Kourou, French Guiana. This launch is the company’s first in 2022 and 13th overall.

OneWeb has now launched two-thirds of the LEO satellite fleet which is designed to provide high-speed, low-latency global connectivity.

It represents 66% of OneWeb’s planned fleet of 648 LEO satellites that will provide high-speed, low-latency global connectivity, the company said.

Demand for OneWeb’s broadband connectivity services continued to grow among telecommunications providers, aviation and maritime markets, ISPs (internet service providers) and governments around the world, the company said.

Most recently, the company signed new channel partnership agreements with several companies last month, including Hughes Network Systems, Marlink and Field Solutions Holdings, to help ensure connectivity is delivered to the hardest-to-reach places in the world. world.

Commenting on the launch, Neil Masterson, CEO of OneWeb, said, “Our first launch of the year marks our significant progress towards completing a truly global LEO network later in 2022.”


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