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Satellites in 2021 are in a circular low Earth orbit, at approximately 1,200 km (750 mi) altitude.

OneWeb

Launching base:

South Siberia

Headquartered in London, with offices in California, Florida, Virginia, Dubai and Singapore.

Rocket launcher used

Soyuz rocket operated by ArianeSpace (EU)

Starlink

Launching base:

Cape Canaveral, Florida

Headquartered in USA.

 

Rocket launcher used

Falcon9 rocket

Assignment

To put into orbit 38 satellites of the Indian company OneWeb which will join the 110 satellites of the same group.

Objectives

648 satellites

Future launches

34 to 36 satellites per month

Creating the StarLink network

 

Objectives

4,425  satellites

Future launches

120 satellites per month

A geosynchronous orbit (sometimes abbreviated GSO) is an Earth-centered orbit with an orbital period that matches Earth’s rotation on its axis. It has a constant altitude of 35,786 km (22,236 mi).