I've been wondering about this.How much is this?I have a 250 Mbit/s connection with my provider, so this would mean that the constellation can provide for 40000 customers like me, however i dont constantly use 250 Mbit/s not by a long shot.I did find some info from cisco on global usage:In which they assume global internet usage to be 80 something thousand petabytes/month and to rise to 195000 PB by 2021: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/collateral/service-provider/visual-networking-index-vni/complete-white-paper-c11-481360.html#_Toc484813985A 10 terabit network would translate in 26,300 PB/month or about 13% of global usage?!Is this true? This seems awfully much for 1 satellite company.
More details here: http://spacenews.com/ses-building-a-10-terabit-o3b-mpower-constellation/So it is 10Tbps throughput. That is 3x Viasat-3 and almost up to OneWeb capacity (which seems to be 13Tbps). Also cost should be less than half the cost of OneWeb.
.@SES_Satellites @SES_Government insists no decision yet, but co.'s pitch to military suggests it'll add inclined orbit to O3b/mPower network for Arctic coverage. It already has @FCC OK for this.http://bit.ly/2urlhvn
In this application, O3b seeks a new earth station license permitting it to operate three CGC 5.5meter antennas in Haleiwa, Hawaii (the “Hawaii mPOWER Gateway”). Public Interest Showing O3b will use the Hawaii mPOWER Gateway to land data traffic from O3b’s next generation NGSO constellation, mPOWER, and to perform Telemetry, Tracking and Command (“TT&C”) functions for mPOWER. Granting the requested Hawaii mPOWER Gateway license will serve the public interest by facilitating the deployment of the mPOWER system, which will provide high-speed, low-latency MEO connectivity throughout the U.S. and abroad.
.@SES_Satellites @SES_Networks buys 4 more #O3b mPower sats from @BoeingSpace, for EUR 480M ($565M); brings total to 11. Launches to MEO Q3 2021-H2 2024. SES, Boeing to collaborate on sales to USG. Capex to be spread out: 52% 2020-24, rest after. SES: + 4 sats = +90% throughput.
SES picks SpaceX to launch four additional O3b mPOWER satellitesWritten on 20 Aug 2020SES's next-generation MEO communications system to scale and deliver proven low-latency, high-performance connectivity services as of 2021Luxembourg, 20 August 2020 – SES announced today that it has selected SpaceX as a launch partner to deliver the four newly-ordered O3b mPOWER spacecraft of its next-generation Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) communications system. Just like the initial seven O3b mPOWER satellites procured, these additional four satellites will be launched into space on board Falcon 9 rockets from Cape Canaveral. A total of four Falcon 9 rockets will be used to support the deployment of all O3b mPOWER satellites.SES's O3b mPOWER fully-funded communications system comprises 11 high-throughput and low-latency satellites as well as an automated and intelligence-powered ground infrastructure. Built by Boeing, each satellite will generate thousands of dynamic beams and can deliver connectivity services ranging from 50Mbps to multiple gigabits per second to telecommunications, maritime, aeronautical, and energy, as well as governments and institutions across the world. SES has previously announced Orange and Carnival Cruises its first O3b mPOWER customers. O3b mPOWER is SES’s next-generation MEO system. It is built on the proven track record of SES’s current O3b constellation of 20 MEO satellites. Today, the O3b system is delivering high-performance communications services to customers operating in nearly 50 countries.SES and SpaceX disrupted the industry back in 2013 when SES became the first to launch a commercial geostationary (GEO) satellite with SpaceX, and later as the first ever payload on a flight-proven SpaceX rocket. Their next O3b mPOWER launch in 2021 will be another one for the record books as the revolutionary terabit-scale capabilities of SES’s O3b mPOWER communications system disrupt the industry again.“SES’s selection of SpaceX to support launch of the full O3b mPOWER constellation is a testament to our deep partnership built over the past decade,” said SpaceX Vice President of Commercial Sales Tom Ochinero. “We look forward to working with SES to make history again through the successful deployment of this new system.”“O3b mPOWER is the cornerstone of our multi-orbit, cloud-enabled, high-performance network that will serve our enterprise, mobility and government customers into the next decade, and we are merely a year away from its first launch,” said Steve Collar, CEO of SES. “We have a strong and long-standing partnership with SpaceX and we are excited to add the launches of additional O3b mPOWER satellites that will drive higher throughput, greater efficiency and substantially more bandwidth to our industry-leading network.”
Here comes the sun!🌞The first of 22 solar arrays that will convert sunlight to energize the @SES_Satellites #O3bMPOWER fleet got to stretch its wing for the first time at #Spectrolab. The satellites will begin launching later this year.
https://spacenews.com/o3b-mpower-get-first-cloud-customer-on-track-for-launch-even-as-covid-19-issues-loom/QuoteSteve Collar, CEO of SES who also joined the virtual press event, said the company decided to launch mPOWER satellites in batches of three initially, even though it is possible to fit four on a Falcon 9.“We’re still hoping we’ll get [the first three] off at the very end of this year,” Collar said.“It might be touch and go. It could be a Christmas or a New Year gift.”He added: “[T]hen the second three will launch sometime in the first quarter. And actually we have a little bit more oomph on the second launch, and that’ll allow the … two sets of satellites to get to orbit roughly at the same time — so, the middle of the year, and that’ll allow us to do a full orbital check out on the first six, which is what we will be basing kind of the launch service on. “And then the … remaining satellites will get launched through 2022 and 2023.”
Steve Collar, CEO of SES who also joined the virtual press event, said the company decided to launch mPOWER satellites in batches of three initially, even though it is possible to fit four on a Falcon 9.“We’re still hoping we’ll get [the first three] off at the very end of this year,” Collar said.“It might be touch and go. It could be a Christmas or a New Year gift.”He added: “[T]hen the second three will launch sometime in the first quarter. And actually we have a little bit more oomph on the second launch, and that’ll allow the … two sets of satellites to get to orbit roughly at the same time — so, the middle of the year, and that’ll allow us to do a full orbital check out on the first six, which is what we will be basing kind of the launch service on. “And then the … remaining satellites will get launched through 2022 and 2023.”
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