OneWeb, Eutelsat call for tighter satellite-disposal regulations; 4 of OneWeb’s 634 satellites have failed in orbit

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS— OneWeb said four of the 640 satellites it has launched into the constellation’s 1,200-kilometer orbit have failed but “are being safely dealt with” and will not be allowed to remain in position indefinitely.

OneWeb, which is scheduled to merge with geostationary-satellite fleet operator Eutelsat of Paris this year, said it remains a strong supporter of stricter regulation to force constellation owners to design their satellites for easy disintegration into the Earth’s atmosphere. For satellites such as OneWeb’s whose orbit is too high . . .

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