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OneWeb Completes its ‘Five to 50’ Mission to Cover Regions North of 50 Degrees Latitude including UK, Canada, Alaska and Arctic Region

London, 1 July 2021: OneWeb, the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, today announced the successful launch of another 36 satellites to mark the completion of its ‘Five to 50’ mission. With this major milestone, the Company is ready to deliver connectivity across the United Kingdom, Canada, Alaska, Northern Europe, Greenland, and the Arctic Region.

 

Press Release

OneWeb

July 1, 2021

Microcom and Pacific Dataport prepared to offer broadband coverage to all of Alaska this year with final OneWeb satellite launch

Anchorage, AK – Alaska-owned Pacific Dataport and Microcom are excited to take the next step toward providing broadband access to all of Alaska after today’s successful launch by Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite internet company OneWeb.

 

Press Release

Pacific Dataport

July 1, 2021

First Astranis satellite in final phase of assembly

WASHINGTON — Astranis announced that the first in its line of very small geostationary orbit satellites is entering its final assembly phase for launch in early 2022.

 

The San Francisco-based company said July 8 that the communications payload for the satellite it’s building for Pacific Dataport Inc. (PDI), called Arcturus, passed an end-to-end test that shows it exceeded its expected performance. That allows the company to move into the final phases of assembly of the satellite, to launch in early 2022 on a SpaceX Falcon 9.

 

Jeff Foust

SpaceNews

July 8, 2021

Past News

OneWeb Confirms Successful Launch #6 As It Moves Closer to ‘Five to 50’ Ambition

Press Release

OneWeb

April 28, 2021

Successful Launch Brings OneWeb Closer to ‘Five to 50’ Ambition

Press Release

OneWeb

May 28, 2021

 PACIFIC DATAPORT SIGNS STRATEGIC DISTRIBUTION PARTNERSHIP WITH ONEWEB

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

June 4, 2021

Satellite companies joust for space in crowded skies over Alaska

Tim Bradner

Anchorage Press

December 7, 2020

Spacewars!

Tim Bradner

Frontiersman

December 8, 2020

Arianespace launches 36 more OneWeb satellites

Jason Rainbow

SpaceNews

March 25, 2021

Successful Launch Marks Key Milestone for OneWeb’s ‘Five to 50’ Ambition

OneWeb

Press Release

March 25, 2021

Astranis Completes First Commercial CDR, Adds Former NASA Administrator as Advisor

Rachel Jewett

Via Satellite

September 17, 2020

Former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin has joined microsatellite developer Astranis as a senior advisor and chair of its new Technical Advisory Board.

Astranis adds former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin to advisory board                        

Caleb Henry

SpaceNews

September 17, 2020

WASHINGTON — Astranis, a startup developing small geostationary satellites, has brought onboard former NASA Administrator Dan Goldin as an adviser. 

New telecom satellite for Alaska on schedule for launch next summer

Tim Bradner

Frontiersman

October 9, 2020

A new communications satellite dedicated to Alaska is set for its launch next summer. It will provide affordable broadband service across the state, said Chuck Schumann, CEO of Alaska-based Pacific Dataport Inc.

PACIFIC DATAPORT’S NEW GATEWAY IN UTAH BRINGS RURAL ALASKA ONE STEP CLOSER TO AFFORDABLE BROADBAND

July 1, 2020

Pacific Dataport, Inc. (PDI) announces it has signed agreements to begin

construction of the Aurora 4A earth station gateway in Eagle Mountain, Utah.

FREE TRIBAL SPECTRUM APPLICATION DEADLINE: 30 DAYS

June 29, 2020

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently accepting applications for 2.5 GHz Tribal Spectrum until August 3, 2020. Acquiring spectrum rights allows a rural community or Tribal organization to deploy cellular 3G/4G LTE or a community Wi-Fi zone.

AURORA PROJECT SATELLITE PASSES MAJOR MILESTONE

June 29, 2020

Pacific Dataport Inc. (PDI) announced their satellite manufacturer, Astranis,

has reached a major milestone in its path to offering Alaska low-cost broadband internet service from a new generation of satellites called “high-throughput satellite” or HTS satellites.

Hybrid Satellite Middle Mile GEO HTS and LEO
What is Hybrid Satellite Middle Mile?
PDI - Aurora Hybrid Satellite Middle Mil[...]
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LEO/GEO Hybrid Broadband
Economic and technological benefits of utilizing LEO and GEO satellite systems in tandem
PDI LEO:GEO Hybrid Demo 10-9-2020.pdf
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Latency
What is latency and why it is not a problem
PDI Paper on Latency.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [96.5 KB]
SPI White Paper on GEOs and LEOs
Comparison of GEOs and LEOs, and the Planned Aurora IV and OneWeb Systems, for Alaska
SPI White Paper on GEOs and LEOs.Final.3[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [287.0 KB]
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