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OneWeb off the ground

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Assistant Professor

OneWeb off the ground

The first LEO satellites are off the ground. Time will tell how quickly service is available to the masses, looks like they're shooting at 2021 for full deployment.

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Distinguished Professor III

Re: OneWeb off the ground

Interesting.  I hope they live up to the hype. 

 


@BirdDog wrote:

The first LEO satellites are off the ground. Time will tell how quickly service is available to the masses, looks like they're shooting at 2021 for full deployment.


 

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Assistant Professor

Re: OneWeb off the ground

Curious what orbit altitude was finally agreed to. There was some back and forth on it as they want decay and burn up to happen fairly quickly when they are no longer in use.

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Assistant Professor

Re: OneWeb off the ground

Pretty cool vid of them deploying from the booster tree.

 

https://youtu.be/VgUbH02rju8

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Distinguished Professor III

Re: OneWeb off the ground

Agreed, very cool.   Fly, LEOs, fly! Be free!

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Distinguished Professor IV

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I saw a snippet about this last night on CNN.  To be honest, it surprises me.  With all of the back and forth and subsequent delays, I figured it would be at least another year before one of these LEO companies would actually start to get some birds in the air.  Well, other than test units, that is.


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