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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #80 on: 06/15/2017 05:34 PM »
Does anyone know of a source that provides some technical info of the design Airbus plans to use to build these satellites; high-level stuff that gives the technical reader a good feel of how things go together. I know they have talked about a modular design and use of a highly automated assembly line. I was wondering how that all comes together when you assembly each bird. I didn't see any links in a quick scan of this thread, but will scroll through more slowly to double check. I need some info to help the career along, anything will be appreciated.
Its proprietary info for the public thread, but you might get some info if asked in L2. Other than that the so called OneWeb Spacecraft Bus is new and has not flown in the past.
Public info:
https://airbusdefenceandspace.com/newsroom/news-and-features/oneweb-satellites-completes-its-industrial-organisation/
https://airbusdefenceandspace.com/newsroom/news-and-features/airbus-defence-and-space-selected-to-partner-in-production-of-oneweb-satellite-constellation/
http://space.skyrocket.de/doc_sdat/oneweb.htm
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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #81 on: 06/15/2017 05:38 PM »
But of course, only non-proprietary/public info is what I am asking about. Thank you for some links
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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #82 on: 06/16/2017 03:32 AM »
Draft of FCC order in favor of granting OneWeb access to the U.S. market.  Apparently this will be discussed at an FCC meeting later this month.

This is on the agenda of the June 22 FCC meeting:
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WASHINGTON, June 1, 2017 – Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai
announced that the following items are tentatively on the agenda for the June Open Commission
Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 22, 2017:
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OneWeb Market Access Request – The Commission will consider an Order and Declaratory
Ruling that recommends granting OneWeb’s request to be permitted to access the U.S. market
using its proposed global non-geostationary satellite constellation for the provision of broadband
communications services in the United States. (IBFS SAT-LOI-20160428-0041)

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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #83 on: 06/22/2017 04:58 PM »
Tweet from Greg Wyler
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@FCC votes to grant OneWeb’s application for market access to the US. Major step forward in bridging the digital divide in the US.

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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #84 on: 06/27/2017 09:32 AM »
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Airbus Space‏ Verified account @AirbusSpace 1h1 hour ago

Today, #OneWeb Satellites inaugurates its assembly line in Toulouse to begin the production of its first mini-satellites.
https://twitter.com/AirbusSpace/status/879613688944185344

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Airbus Space‏ Verified account @AirbusSpace 48m48 minutes ago

Toulouse facility validates the production methods to manufacture high-perf sats and lay the framework for the larger multi-line in Florida
https://twitter.com/AirbusSpace/status/879620945111126016

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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #85 on: 06/27/2017 09:35 AM »
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Peter B. de Selding‏ @pbdes 1h1 hour ago

LEO Internet constellation operator #Oneweb inaugurates 1st sat-prod line at @AirbusSpace in Toulouse; 1st 10 of 900 sats to be built there.
https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/879615561667407872

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Peter B. de Selding‏ @pbdes 1h1 hour ago

Here's image from #OneWeb on what their 900 sats will look like. Launch of 1st 10 sats, built at @AirbusSpace Toulouse, set for mid-2018.
https://twitter.com/pbdes/status/879616294575800320

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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #86 on: 06/27/2017 10:35 AM »
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OneWeb Satellites inaugurates serial production line for the Assembly, Integration, and Test of OneWeb’s first satellites

Toulouse 27/06/2017 – Today, OneWeb Satellites inaugurates its assembly line in Toulouse, the beating heart of Airbus’ manufacturing expertise, to begin end-to-end validation, testing, and integration of its first satellites set for launch in just over nine months.

OneWeb Satellites is a joint venture between OneWeb, a global communications company whose mission is to provide affordable Internet access to everyone on Earth, and Airbus Defence and Space with its first order to include the production of 900 communications satellites for OneWeb’s low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite fleet. The 4,600 square meters Toulouse facility will serve to validate the production methods necessary to manufacture high-performance satellites at a scale never achieved before, de-risk any potential issues, and lay the framework for the larger multi-line OneWeb Satellites factory near the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The initial 10 pilot and Toulouse-built satellites, after having undergone a comprehensive set of tests, will become the first of OneWeb’s fleet.
one web satellite

Benefitting from the industrial and space expertise at Airbus, this assembly line will include state-of-the-art automation, test equipment and data acquisition capabilities to shorten assembly times and provide means to analyze factory performance and process improvements. These satellites will provide valuable in-orbit data to confirm the design of the spacecraft and proceed with fine tune adjustments if necessary. They will also enable nearly real-time detection and correction of any anomalies in the manufacturing process.

“We have just about nine months until the first of our fleet launches into orbit,” said Greg Wyler, Founder and Chairman of OneWeb. “Then, if all goes well, we will begin the world’s largest launch campaign, sending new satellites up every 21 days, and building not just a fleet but a digital bridge to enable affordable broadband access for the billions of unconnected around the world.”

As well as building the fleet of satellites, OneWeb Satellites will provide customized versions of these ultra-high performance satellites, platforms and core technologies to Airbus to support their third party sales to other commercial and government operators globally. The mini-satellites, coming from the huge production line, will enable new cost and performance paradigms for those looking to benefit from the advantages satellites can bring to Earth observation, sensor and telecommunications markets.

“Providing global internet access with the OneWeb satellites is a daring mission, which we’re very excited to be a part of”, said Tom Enders, CEO of Airbus. “Airbus thrives on innovation and innovation is at the core of this joint endeavor with OneWeb. Never before have high quality satellites been produced at such little cost, at such a fast pace and in such high quantities. As such, OneWeb is truly a transformational project – not just for Airbus but for the space industry as a whole.

”The development of this facility has been supported by Bpifrance in the framework of the French PIA programme (Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir).

http://www.airbus.com/newsroom/press-releases/en/2017/06/one-web-satellites-serial-production-line-inauguration.html

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The Airbus production will be used for producing third party sales using same satellite bus.

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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #88 on: 06/27/2017 03:13 PM »
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We love seeing the progress at the site of the #OneWeb Satellites' manufacturing facility in Exploration Park! #welcometotheneighborhood

https://twitter.com/spaceflorida/status/879706665796481024

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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #89 on: 07/11/2017 09:41 PM »
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In Florida, opening the world's first fully robotic satellite structures facility w/ our partner #RUAGSpace. Production panels next month!
https://twitter.com/greg_wyler/status/884827543408345089

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OneWeb sats facility under construction with @blueorigin on the left. Scale of these buildings is hard to appreciate in a photo!
https://twitter.com/greg_wyler/status/884865070731333633

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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #90 on: 07/12/2017 05:54 PM »
OneWeb on orbital debris mitigation:
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The subsystems on the spacecraft that are required to do that deorbiting operation are spec’d as the highest-reliability functions on the entire spacecraft — even above that of the revenue-generating payload
http://spacenews.com/oneweb-vouches-for-high-reliability-of-its-deorbit-system/

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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #91 on: 07/13/2017 06:52 AM »
OneWeb on orbital debris mitigation:
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The subsystems on the spacecraft that are required to do that deorbiting operation are spec’d as the highest-reliability functions on the entire spacecraft — even above that of the revenue-generating payload
http://spacenews.com/oneweb-vouches-for-high-reliability-of-its-deorbit-system/

Tim also mentioned in his statements on the panel discussion that OneWeb is investigating including grapple features on their spacecraft that would enable capture and deorbit of spacecraft by an ADR spacecraft if that ends up being necessary. They're definitely taking a belt-suspenders-duct tape approach to sustainability.

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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #92 on: 08/03/2017 01:57 PM »
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Greg Wyler‏ @greg_wyler 1m1 minute ago

Looks surreal, but check out the latest shot of OneWeb’s satellite factory in Exploration Park, Florida.  Mass production begins early 2018.

https://twitter.com/greg_wyler/status/893107847004815361

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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #93 on: 09/12/2017 08:07 PM »
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Very minor damage to #OneWeb construction site, just some bent beams here and there.

https://twitter.com/WordsmithFL/status/907638079422390272

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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #94 on: 09/12/2017 08:42 PM »
OneWeb plans to keep the initial production line in Toulouse to make satellites for other constellations, and as a backup to Florida.  First satellites should be leaving Toulouse for Kourou in October, for a March 2018 launch.

http://spacenews.com/oneweb-satellites-to-keep-toulouse-factory-open-for-other-customers/

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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #95 on: 09/22/2017 08:24 PM »
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The high volume satellite mfg facility is back on track after #Irma w/limited damage. Our hearts go out to those who were hit more directly.

https://twitter.com/greg_wyler/status/911323621406191616

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Re: OneWeb constellation (+900 sats) to be built by Airbus
« Reply #96 on: 09/24/2017 04:45 PM »
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The high volume satellite mfg facility is back on track after #Irma w/limited damage. Our hearts go out to those who were hit more directly.
That sounds astonishingly lucky compared with how violent those storms looked. TBH I suspect if they had roofs and walls on it would have been much worse.
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