OneWeb launches satellites
News! A Soyuz rocket has arrived in space! From now on, the launch of the 36 new OneWeb internet satellites in orbit starts! The rocket was built in Russia at the Vostochny Cosmodrome for this mission and in order to put the satellites into orbit safely. The mission began at 5:40 a.m. EDT October 14, 2021 and in a few minutes, the rocket reached orbit. It reaches an altitude of 450 kilometers above the Earth.
After launch, 4 hours later, the satellites began to be put into orbit. Everything was done in four lots, all the 4 lots that came out of the rocket were put well in orbit and safe, according to some Arianespace representatives. And this mission is very small, in addition to the one that will follow. These satellites are 1,200 km above the Earth. They are launched by OneWeb, based in London, and so far, at approx. that altitude is already 322 satellites, without taking them into account.
OneWeb wants to launch 648 satellites in that orbit, so it has about half left! And they will be released in the coming weeks and months. They want to give the world access to the internet everywhere and different technologies, as seen in their message (of Arianespace representatives): "Once implemented, the OneWeb constellation will allow user terminals that are able to offer 3G, LTE, 5G and Wi-Fi coverage. -Fi, offering high speed access globally - by air, sea and land.
These "artificial constellations" are a great competition. For example, SpaceX launched through Starlink, an initiative of Elon Musk for free internet worldwide, pse 1700 satellites and still launches, which needles means a very large "constellation". Amazon also wants to launch and many other smaller companies want to do so. OneWeb will offer internet in the northern regions until the end of the year or at least that's what it wants, and until 2022-2023 it will offer worldwide.
Good luck to everyone to offer this internet all over the world!
Article by: Andacs Robert Eugen
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