OneWeb clears 1st new ITU deadline, SpaceX Starlink likely will this year, Telesat LEO confident on Feb. 1, 2023

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — With the successful March 21 launch of 34 more broadband satellites, OneWeb has cleared the first of three new international regulatory deadlines that apply identically to OneWeb and its two principal non-geostationary-orbit competitors, SpaceX Starlink and Telesat LEO.

All three still confront unanswered financial and market-access issues that make it uncertain whether any of them can create a successful business. But let’s stick to the regulatory deadlines for the moment.

As a result of rule changes made at . . .

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