Earlier this year, OneWeb said A launch from Russia’s Far East would enable the company to offer service everywhere in latitude 50 degrees north. OneWeb lists the United Kingdom, Alaska, North Europe, Greenland, Iceland, the Continental America, the Arctic Ocean and Canada as the areas it is working to provide full connectivity.
We are thrilled to have ended the year with another successful launch, with contact received from all 36 satellites. We have now launched over 60% of our constellation!
Thanks to all our team and distribution partners for a great year!https://t.co/jn9YhCSlJe pic.twitter.com/vue4UBQW4I
— OneWeb (@OneWeb) December 27, 2021
The satellites launched from the Soyuz-2.1B rocket will be separated in several stages, the Interfax news agency said. OneWeb has resumed its launch after recovering from bankruptcy in December last year. The company has also secured investments from Japan’s SoftBank and Eutelsat Communications. Bharti Enterprises is also helping the company. In this way, OneWeb has achieved a total of $ 2.4 billion.
Companies of many countries are working to make ‘Satellite Internet’ accessible to the people. Recently, Elon Musk’s company SpaceX Starlink Starlink of SpaceX has also simultaneously put its 52 Internet satellites in orbit.
Starlink is preparing to launch its service in many countries. India is also included in this. The company is preparing to make its service live in ten rural Lok Sabha of India. SpaceX aims to provide high-speed Internet access to remote areas using the satellite group under Starlink. The company counts India as one of the markets in which there is a huge potential for growth of its service in the future.
At the same time, OneWeb and Airtel are preparing to launch satellite internet service together. OneWeb is working on sending a total of 648 satellites into orbit.