Mamin met with One Web chairman

courtesy of RK PM’s press service
Prime Minister Askar Mamin met with the board chairman of the British company One Web, Sunil Mittal, Kazpravda.kz refers to the RK PM’s press service reporting.

Sunil Mittal detailed on the progress of the satellites launch from the Baikonur cosmodrome as part of the One Web global satellite network. By 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 the altitude of 1200 km. Full commissioning of the satellite network and maintenance on the territory of the Republic of Kazakhstan is expected at the end of 2021.

The parties discussed the outlook for implementation of the project on the widespread coverage of Kazakhstan territory, including remote and hard-to-reach areas, with high-speed broadband Internet via communication satellites.

The progress of the project on assembling components for One Web satellites on the basis of the spacecraft assembly and testing complex at the National Space Center in Nur-Sultan, as well as establishing a joint venture to place a gateway station on Kazakhstan territory for the 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 Mussin.

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).

09:25, 9 April 2021