The British company announced the timing of the launch of its own satellite Internet system and is already preparing the first batch of satellites,
After filing for bankruptcy earlier in the year and receiving additional funding, OneWeb is making a comeback. The British company announced the timing of the launch of its own satellite Internet system and is already preparing the first batch of satellites, which will fly on a Russian rocket.
OneWeb was the first to launch high-speed satellite internet. However, for various reasons, the British company was unable to meet the deadline and was declared bankrupt. With additional funding from giants such as Virgin Group, SoftBank, Airbus and Qualcomm, OneWeb has again announced plans to build a satellite system.
OneWeb is currently operated by the Indian conglomerate Bharti Enterprises, which, together with the British government, received equal shares in the renewed company. The new management is confident in the success of the enterprise, promising to cover most of Northern Europe, Alaska and the Arctic Circle by November 2021. At the same time, it is expected that by May-June 2022 the coverage will be extended to the rest of the Earth.
If all goes well, OneWeb will only be one year behind Starlink. The first launch of a batch of satellites will take place on December 17 on the Russian Soyuz rocket.