On Thursday March 25th a further 36 Oneweb Satellites launching from Vostochny Cosmodrome in eastern Russia. These satellites will live in low orbit and are 30 times closer to Earth than other satellites. Connecting previously unconnected rural communities worldwide.
Recently on March 19th OneWeb turned on the network for US Government as a test. The network initially hit 500Mbps with latency levels at 32ms. They aim to have 648 satellites in low orbit. They are initially rolling out services to Europe, North America and the Arctic, before moving on to cover Asia, the Middle East and northern Africa
OneWeb have the mission of having the internet available to everyone, opening up large geographical spaces and connecting people into the global network. The Internet can work for people, it’s now possible to be decentralised, where everyone has equal access to markets, validating transactions and securely storing digital assets with digital autonomy.
Leave No Trace In Space
OneWeb is an alternate network with it’s own infrastructure and should be online by the end of this year. This launch see’s the use of Soyuz rockets that have been in use since 2011 and the launch is being run by Roscosmos, who have the capacity for 10 to 15 launches per year at the Arianespace center.