Rwanda submits ITU filing for constellation of 327,320 satellites – 27 orbital shells at 550-640 km

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE Oct. 20: This story was updated with a statement from the Rwanda Space Agency issued Oct. 19.

PARIS — The government of Rwanda has submitted to international regulators a plan to launch 327,320 satellites into 550-640-kilometer orbits broadcasting in both L- and S-band.

The Rwandan constellation, named Cinnamon-217 and Cinnamon-937, is comprised of 27 orbital shells, with each shell except a single-plane equatorial shell made up of 12,970 satellites, bringing the total  to 327,320 satellites, according to Rwandan submissions to . . .

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