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OneWeb launches first batch of 34 satellites


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

08th Feb, 2020. 10:17 am
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Thirty-four satellites have been sent by the UK-based OneWeb company into orbit on a Single Soyuz rocket.

Thirty-four satellites have been sent by the UK-based OneWeb company into orbit on a Single Soyuz rocket.

The satellites have been sent from Baikonur in Kazakhstan.

The new venture is working to create a mega-constellation in the sky to provide broadband internet to all corners of the world.

Six spacecraft were hit last year to prove the technology. But big batches of platforms will be seen sending up every month.

The company aims to create the full network in operation by 2021.

OneWeb wants to offer the similar type of services.

California entrepreneur Elon Musk is making his Starlink constellation which will visual thousands of linked satellites.

Jeff Bezos, the boss of giant e-commerce hub Amazon, has suggested a system named Kuiper.

Adrian Steckel, OneWeb CEO, said that his venture has nothing to fear from these “100lb gorillas”.

He told to international news agency, “I think they’re going to do great; we’re going to do great,”

“There’s room for three or four of us. The world is a big place and the appetite for data is insatiable. This won’t be a game of ‘winner takes all’.”

Earlier, SpaceX tested its emergency abort system on an uncrewed spacecraft moments.

SpaceX experiment went successful after its launch on Sunday.

It was the last major experiment before NASA plans to send its astronauts to the International Space Station.

SpaceX founder Elon Musk said, “As far as we can tell thus far it was a picture-perfect mission,”

The test was conducted at 10:30 am at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It occurred with the launch of a Falcon 9 rocket topped by SpaceX’s new Crew Dragon Spacecraft.

 

 

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