Prime Minister Askar Mamin received the chairman of the board of directors of the British company One Web, Sunil Mittal, Trend reports with reference to the press service of the government.
S. Mittal reported on the progress in launching satellites from the Baikonur cosmodrome as part of the One Web global satellite network being deployed. To date, 110 satellites have been launched into space. In 2021-2022, it is planned to carry out over 8 launches from the Baikonur cosmodrome.
The global satellite network “One Web” will consist of 648 satellites in 18 orbital planes at an altitude of 1200 km. Full commissioning of the satellite network and maintenance of the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan is expected at the end of 2021.
The parties discussed the prospects for the implementation of the project on the widespread coverage of the territory of Kazakhstan, including remote and hard-to-reach areas, with high-speed broadband Internet via communication satellites.
The progress of the project on the assembly of components for “One Web” satellites on the basis of the Assembly and Testing Complex of Spacecraft at the National Space Center in Nur-Sultan, as well as the issue of creating a joint venture to locate a gateway station on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan for subsequent exclusive distribution of satellite Internet “One Web” to the countries of Central Asia.
The meeting was attended by the Chairman of the Agency for Strategic Planning and Reforms – AIFC Governor Kairat Kelimbetov, as well as Minister of Digital Development, Innovation and Aerospace Industry Bagdat Musin.
One Web is creating a global low-orbit satellite network to provide Internet access and high-speed data transfer services (5-50 Mbps per user terminal).