OneWeb Internet Satellite to Launch on a Soyuz Rocket, a Rival to Starlink? Here’s How You Can Watch It.
Arianespace is presenting OneWeb’s Internet Satellite on a live feed when it launches with Russia’s Soyuz Rockets to deliver its solar-powered satellites into orbit on Thursday. OneWeb is a well-known competitor of Starlink when it comes to a unique internet connection that beams from another planet and guarantees a fast connection.
The corporation was the world’s first commercial launch provider, and it’s had a few run-ins with SpaceX and its Starlink, particularly when the latter put a slew of satellites into orbit. Arianespace and OneWeb, once thought to be on the edge of bankruptcy, have turned the tide and are now competing in the space race for internet satellites.
The Launch of OneWeb with Russia’s Soyuz Rocket
Despite the fact that it was considered that Arianespace and OneWeb had completed their mission by launching over space satellites for its internet service in the previous month, they are back at it. The company’s goal is to launch 36 more satellites into low-Earth orbit (LEO) with Russia’s Soyuz rocket, bringing the total number of satellites to 358.
That is a significant amount of internet coverage for the space company’s rockets, and it is already a large signal or link, capable of providing a spectacular connection. Its present focus is on connectivity for 3G, 4G/LTE, 5G, and WiFi.
The internet constellation may be able to provide connections in a variety of areas, including the air, land, and sea. This sounds a lot like SpaceX’s Starlink, which is about to open its beta to more consumers so they can try out the company’s satellite internet, which promises to be the world’s fastest and widest available connection.
Also read: Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, tweets that the Starlink Internet open beta phase will begin next month.
When should I watch it and how should I watch it?
The live stream can be viewed on Arianespace’s website or on its YouTube channel, which will begin 20 minutes before the launch. This Thursday, October 14, at 5:30 a.m. Eastern Domestic Time (EDT) or 2:30 a.m. Pacific Standard Time, the event will take place (PST).
The liftoff would be quick, as it would go upwards to low Earth orbit before releasing the payload and returning to Earth. The satellites would then wait for their orbit constellation to arrive before joining up with their group and providing an internet connection.
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