OneWeb Satellites

  • IASbaba
  • November 2, 2022
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Context: Describing the simultaneous placement of 36 OneWeb satellites in space recently as a major feat, Prime Minister of India said that,  the move would strengthen digital connectivity across the whole country.

About OneWeb:

  • It is a global communications network, powered from space, enabling connectivity for governments, businesses, and communities.
  • OneWeb has teamed up with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of national space agency Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) to facilitate the launch.
  • OneWeb Constellation Summary: OneWeb Constellation operates in a LEO Polar Orbit
    • Satellites are arranged in 12 rings (Orbital planes) with 49 satellites in each plane.
    • Each satellite completes a full trip around the earth every 109 minutes.
    • The earth is rotating underneath satellites, so they will always be flying over new locations on the ground.

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Source:  The Hindu


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