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Hughes Network connectivity for Kazakhstan villages

EchoStar-owned Hughes Network Systems is supplying Kazakhstan with satellite equipment to help connect more than 200 villages throughout the country, and help bridge the ‘digital divide’. Kazakhstan’s Republican Center of Space Communication (RCSC), via the Ministry of Digital Development, is placing the order which calls for Hughes Jupiter System ground platforms. The order is being […]

March 15, 2024By Chris Forrester

Kazakhstan: SES, Kcell demo cellular connectivity

SES has worked with Kazakhstan’s Kcell for cellular connectivity with O3b’s satellites. The pair say they have successfully demonstrated satellite-enabled cellular networks in remote parts of Kazakhstan. Kcell’s terrestrial network was paired with SES’s O3b satellites operating in medium earth orbit (MEO) to establish and test connectivity for 3G and 4G applications. During the demonstration, […]

May 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb sued by Trump business partner

A legal action has been commenced in the New York County Court by Giorgi Rtskhiladze, said to be a former business partner of former US president Donald Trump, against OneWeb. The action alleges that Rtskhiladze has not been paid by OneWeb for the role he played in getting approvals for the OneWeb constellation to be […]

January 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

OneWeb expands cooperation with Republic of Kazakhstan

OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company, has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Ghalam LLP to  collaborate on opportunities for the local production of components for the second generation of OneWeb satellites in the Republic of Kazakhstan. The LOI comes as OneWeb takes additional steps to deepen its commitment to Kazakhstan and […]

November 10, 2021

OneWeb successfully launches 34 satellites

OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, has confirmed its successful launch of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. This latest successful launch brings OneWeb’s total in-orbit constellation to 322 satellites, nearly half of OneWeb’s entire 648 LEO satellite fleet that will deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity. The successful […]

September 15, 2021

OneWeb adding 34 satellites

An Arianespace Soyuz-2.1b rocket is due to launch 34 additional OneWeb satellites today (September 14th). Arianespace is working with Starsem on the launch (Flight ST35) which will happen from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The launch represents a major achievement for Arianespace in that it will mark 1000 satellites launched by the company since its […]

September 14, 2021By Chris Forrester

OneWeb adds 34 to broadband fleet

An Arianespace Soyuz rocket successfully launched 34 OneWeb satellites into space on August 21st, bringing the broadband fleet up to 288 satellites in space. The satellites were deployed some 3 hours and 45 minutes into the flight, and placed into near-polar orbits at 450 kms altitude. Over the next few weeks they will be manoevered […]

August 23, 2021By Chris Forrester

Arianespace readies 9th OneWeb mission

Arianespace is readying its Flight ST34, which is itss shorthand for the upcoming launch of 34 extra OneWeb low Earth orbiting satellites. ST34 will launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on August 20th. The launch time will be 3.23am (Baikonur time). Once launched, the extra satellites will take the OneWeb constellation to 288 satellites, […]

August 16, 2021By Chris Forrester

OneWeb readies sixth launch

OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) global satellite communications company, has confirmed plans to launch a further 36 satellites into LEO on April 26th as part of its sixth launch. The launch will be conducted by Arianespace and the mission to insert the satellites into initial orbit – prior to raising to operational orbit – […]

April 22, 2021

OneWeb signs MoU with Kazakhstan

OneWeb has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Kazakh government, along with what the satellite operator describes as “local partners”. The agreement is with Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry: national satellite operator Republican Centre of Space Communications JSC, National Company Kazakhstan Gharysh Sapary and Ghalam LLP, described as a spacecraft […]

April 13, 2021By Chris Forrester