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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2300 on: 09/14/2022 10:34 am »
Following the suspension of @OneWeb's launches in March 2022, OneWeb and Arianespace have reached an agreement pursuant to which performance of the Launch Services Agreement may be resumed in the future.

https://twitter.com/Arianespace/status/1569688225429479428

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2301 on: 09/19/2022 04:24 am »
British satellite giant OneWeb plans to raise billions of pounds to fund vast communications network in low orbit

Quote from: thisismoney.co.uk
One source said the amount raised would be around £3billion of debt. It is understood the Government's export credit agency is involved in the discussions, according to City sources.

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A source said plans are at an early stage and could take nine months or more to finalise. The proceeds would be used to build more of its existing satellites and fund Gen II, more details of which are expected to be unveiled next month.

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2302 on: 09/19/2022 10:33 am »
[email protected] is said to seek £3bn (~$3.5bn) in debt funding to help pay for its Gen 2 constellation. It is understood the Government's export credit agency is involved in the discussions, according to City sources.

https://twitter.com/Megaconstellati/status/1571585458378768385

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2303 on: 09/19/2022 04:40 pm »
Finally we are restarting launches @OneWeb   Just 6 months ago we were forced to suspend launches. Today our satellites have arrived in India to be launched by a GSLV rocket. GO  @OneWeb @isro..

https://twitter.com/M_Ladovaz/status/1571869077932748804

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2304 on: 09/20/2022 09:41 am »
You can find out more about the arrival of our satellites in India, and more information about our upcoming launch, on our website..

https://twitter.com/OneWeb/status/1572149611845804035

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2305 on: 09/21/2022 02:35 am »
[Space News] Next batch of OneWeb satellites arrive in India for launch
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In an interview Sept. 14 during World Satellite Business Week in Paris, Airbus Defence and Space head of space Jean-Marc Nasr said all satellites OneWeb needs to complete its constellation have been produced and are awaiting deployment.

Following sanctions, he said, OneWeb Satellites has pivoted from electric propulsion systems imported from Russia’s Fakel to thrusters from U.S.-based Busek Co.

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2306 on: 09/21/2022 09:47 pm »
Today our team continues to prepare for Launch #14 by unloading the satellites from the containers and completing the battery charging process.

Our dispenser is also now in place thanks to @Arianespace and is ready for integration in the coming weeks.

https://twitter.com/OneWeb/status/1572626684720955392

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2307 on: 09/22/2022 03:28 am »
The UK faces an awkward choice over its golden share in OneWeb

Quote from: ft.com
Even though the government has changed, it is still under pressure to show that the investment has been a success, say officials. The proposed combination with Eutelsat, part-owned by the French state, relieved the UK of responsibility for helping to fund OneWeb’s second generation satellites.

But now the question is whether the ultimate price of success will be to require that the UK adjusts its golden share in OneWeb — one of only three companies operating high speed communication services from LEO. This could dilute Britain’s options for using OneWeb as a strategic global asset.

Last week in Paris, the chief executives of Eutelsat and OneWeb appeared to suggest that some adaptation would be necessary for the company to compete in one of the biggest space tenders around: the EU’s proposed €6bn satellite broadband constellation. Officials in Brussels remain deeply hostile to OneWeb, saying the UK’s golden share means the EU cannot have sovereign control over the service. The golden share gives the UK “a range of national security rights, including use of the OneWeb network for national security purposes”.

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2308 on: 09/22/2022 08:09 pm »
Welcome to our new series outlining the Five-Cs of Connectivity; explaining how OneWeb's low Earth orbit constellation will change the business aviation connectivity narrative from ‘can I?’ to ‘shall I?’.

Watch below as Jason Sperry discusses the first of the Five Cs: Coverage.

https://twitter.com/OneWeb/status/1572935851444781056

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2309 on: 09/24/2022 11:56 am »
Fusion with OneWeb.
Eutelsat announces forthcoming ownership change for its GEO satellites at FCC.
With some details on the future corporate structure.
(example: Eutelsat 139 West A /Call sign S3055)
« Last Edit: 09/24/2022 12:21 pm by GWR64 »

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2310 on: 10/03/2022 10:50 am »
Welcome to Nuuk, one of OneWeb’s most northerly satellite network portals, sitting at 64 degrees north latitude.

Nuuk enables us to provide coverage above 70 degrees in latitude; unlocking high-speed internet in the Arctic, North Atlantic and Canadian regions.

https://twitter.com/OneWeb/status/1576875676992512003

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2311 on: 10/07/2022 03:10 am »
There are very preliminary, unofficial, unconfirmed signals from Russia that a batch of @OneWeb satellites, taken hostage in Baikonur after Putin's invasion of Ukraine, will be finally returned to their rightful owners..

https://twitter.com/RussianSpaceWeb/status/1578078705846362112

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2312 on: 10/07/2022 03:43 am »
The DogTags look cautiously optimistic. I hope the rumor is true.

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2313 on: 10/10/2022 04:20 pm »
Replying here to a post that was inappropriately in the Ariane 6 thread.
Point-of-order with Oneweb: the "anyone but SpaceX" Soyuz buy-in was made when Wyler was still CEO, and he had a beef with SpaceX over Starlink. When Wyler was forced out in the 2020 bankruptcy, that policy vanished but because the money for the Soyuz launches had already been spent there was no reason to try and back out and re-bid (adding extra costs for the bid process, and for a new payload adapter for whatever the new vehicle was, on top of any cancellation fees). When Soyuz launches became untenable, the new owners announced the launch agreement with SpaceX before starting to bid out to other providers.
Wyler and Musk parted ways very abruptly in late 2014. OneWeb began looking for a launch provider that was reliable and could promise to provide the very large (for the time) number of launches. Soyuz was the only choice and the bulk buy was very attractive. OneWeb thought they would be launching starting in 2016. F9 was not a reliable launcher at the time and was too costly. I'm fairly sure Wyler would not have contracted with SpaceX in any event, and Musk might not have accepted a contract, but it did not matter.

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2314 on: 10/10/2022 04:39 pm »
Replying here to a post that was inappropriately in the Ariane 6 thread.
Point-of-order with Oneweb: the "anyone but SpaceX" Soyuz buy-in was made when Wyler was still CEO, and he had a beef with SpaceX over Starlink. When Wyler was forced out in the 2020 bankruptcy, that policy vanished but because the money for the Soyuz launches had already been spent there was no reason to try and back out and re-bid (adding extra costs for the bid process, and for a new payload adapter for whatever the new vehicle was, on top of any cancellation fees). When Soyuz launches became untenable, the new owners announced the launch agreement with SpaceX before starting to bid out to other providers.
Wyler and Musk parted ways very abruptly in late 2014. OneWeb began looking for a launch provider that was reliable and could promise to provide the very large (for the time) number of launches. Soyuz was the only choice and the bulk buy was very attractive. OneWeb thought they would be launching starting in 2016. F9 was not a reliable launcher at the time and was too costly. I'm fairly sure Wyler would not have contracted with SpaceX in any event, and Musk might not have accepted a contract, but it did not matter.

Wasn't one of the consequences of Wyler and Musk parting ways in 2014 Musk starting a program that became the first Starlink constellation?

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2315 on: 10/10/2022 05:22 pm »
Replying here to a post that was inappropriately in the Ariane 6 thread.
Point-of-order with Oneweb: the "anyone but SpaceX" Soyuz buy-in was made when Wyler was still CEO, and he had a beef with SpaceX over Starlink. When Wyler was forced out in the 2020 bankruptcy, that policy vanished but because the money for the Soyuz launches had already been spent there was no reason to try and back out and re-bid (adding extra costs for the bid process, and for a new payload adapter for whatever the new vehicle was, on top of any cancellation fees). When Soyuz launches became untenable, the new owners announced the launch agreement with SpaceX before starting to bid out to other providers.
Wyler and Musk parted ways very abruptly in late 2014. OneWeb began looking for a launch provider that was reliable and could promise to provide the very large (for the time) number of launches. Soyuz was the only choice and the bulk buy was very attractive. OneWeb thought they would be launching starting in 2016. F9 was not a reliable launcher at the time and was too costly. I'm fairly sure Wyler would not have contracted with SpaceX in any event, and Musk might not have accepted a contract, but it did not matter.

Wasn't one of the consequences of Wyler and Musk parting ways in 2014 Musk starting a program that became the first Starlink constellation?
The exact timing was uncertain. Musk clearly wanted a constellation, seen at the time as a steady customer of the launch business. Wyler wanted a constellation to fulfil his vision of universal connectivity. Starlink filed its first ITU application well before the parting of the ways with WorldVu/OneWeb. Wyler/WorldVu was still negotiating with Google at the time of that ITU filing. When Wyler parted ways with Google, he began his interactions with Musk. I speculate that Musk was pursuing a two-pronged strategy, and when the abrupt parting of the ways occurred, he turned up his standalone Starlink strategy instead of going with OneWeb and/or somehow joining forces.

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2316 on: 10/12/2022 02:13 am »
OneWeb has joined the new Earth & Space Sustainability Initiative, set up to establish the first-ever space sustainability kitemark 🛰️

You can find out more about the announcement on our website at:

https://twitter.com/OneWeb/status/1579840959374065665

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2317 on: 10/12/2022 02:14 am »
OneWeb joins new Earth & Space Sustainability Initiative to establish first-ever space sustainability kitemark.

Maurizio Vanotti, OneWeb VP of Global New Markets, to represent OneWeb on the inaugural board of directors for the the Earth & Space Sustainability Initiative. The initiative will facilitate the use of space sustainability kitemark to foster responsible space practices.

11 Oct 2022

London, UK – 7 October, 2022 – OneWeb today announced it will join the board of directors of the Earth & Space Sustainability Initiative to establish the first-ever industry-led kitemark dedicated to responsible space practices. Maurizio Vanotti, Vice President of Global New Markets at OneWeb, will represent the company on the inaugural board of directors for the institute.

The Earth & Space Sustainability Initiative and kitemark was announced at the start of the United Nation’s World Space Week 2022. In addition to OneWeb, the board of directors will include representatives from leaders in the satellite and space industry, academia, government and the private sector.

Today’s announcement underscores the role OneWeb has played in partnering with the UK government and other relevant stakeholders to drive forward global space sustainability. OneWeb is firmly committed to using its position as a global leader in commercial space to advance the principles and practices of Responsible Space.

Maurizio Vanotti, VP of Global New Markets, OneWeb, commented: “I am honoured to represent OneWeb on the board of the Earth & Space Sustainability Initiative. At OneWeb, we recognise how critical collaboration is for safeguarding the space commons, and we are excited to work with our fellow leaders to ensure that space can remain a valuable and sustainable asset for future generations. The kitemark will be an important measurement in supporting space sustainability and safety as the industry grows and expands, and we are proud to support keeping the UK at the forefront of sustainable innovation in orbit.”

https://oneweb.net/resources/oneweb-joins-new-earth-space-sustainability-initiative-establish-first-ever-space

Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2318 on: 10/12/2022 04:46 pm »
Future income, Ebitda of Eutelsat+Oneweb merger...

The knowledge is power...Everything is connected...
The Turtle continues at a steady pace ...

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Re: OneWeb constellation
« Reply #2319 on: 10/15/2022 12:41 pm »
Eutelsat and OneWeb share financials underpinning planned merger

Quote from: SpaceNews
Eutelsat would nearly double annual sales in five years to around $2 billion if its OneWeb merger gets approved, the satellite operators said Oct. 12 as they disclosed financials underpinning their multi-orbit deal.

U.K.-based OneWeb’s non-geostationary (NGSO) network is key to competing in a satellite connectivity market that is projected to more than triple to $16 billion by 2030, according to Eutelsat CEO Eva Berneke.

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