OneWeb chairman: Securing landing rights in ~ 30 nations, starting with India, is going to be especially tough

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — OneWeb Chairman Sunil Bharti Mittal said global trends are making it more, not less, difficult for satellite operators to get landing rights around the world, especially in some 30 nations — including his own,, India — whose markets remain difficult to enter.

Mittal also said that while OneWeb, operating at 1,200 kilometers, has more freedom to maneuver than LEO constellations in lower orbit, the surge in proposals for satellite constellations needs regulatory action to manage orbital debris.

“I see hundreds of drones and thousands of satellites and . . .

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