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OneWeb JoeySat

OneWeb JoeySat [OneWeb]

OneWeb JoeySat is a prototype satellite testing technologies for OneWebs planned second generation satellite.

OneWeb is satellite constellation consisting of 648 microsatellites to provide world wide internet access for individual consumers and airlines.

JoeySat, created as part of the Sunrise Partnership Project between ESA and telecom provider OneWeb with assistance from the UK Space Agency, will showcase key technologies for OneWeb's second-generation constellation.

Up to 1000 times per second, its fully digital beam-hopping and beam-steering payload can switch between locations on Earth while adjusting the signal strength to match demand. The payload environmental tests were finished in the UK, where SatixFy built, tested, and fully qualified the system's advanced digital regenerative payload. The flexible payload will be reconfigurable in orbit and is entirely software defined.

Using commercial off-the-shelf parts and a lean management approach, JoeySat was constructed in less than a year following the signing of the contract between ESA and OneWeb.

Note: The satellites are designated with individual non-consecutive numbers. Due to this and the large number of satellite, on this website the satellites will be designated by a prefix flight number and a number in catalog order to keep the lists manageable. Individual proper names are given in parentheses.

Nation: UK (Channel Islands)
Type / Application: Communication
Operator: OneWeb Ltd.
Contractors: OneWeb Satellites
Equipment: Ku-Band payload
Configuration: Arrow bus
Propulsion: BHT-350 Hall effect thrusters
Power: solar arrays, batteries
Lifetime: + 7 years
Mass: ~150 kg
Orbit: 1200 km × 1200 km, ?
Satellite COSPAR Date LS Launch Vehicle Remarks
OneWeb L19-16 (JoeySat) (OneWeb 0721) 2023-068R 20.05.2023 Va SLC-4E Falcon-9 v1.2 (Block 5) with Iridium-NEXT 174, 177, 178, 179, 181, OneWeb L19-1, ..., L19-15, OneWeb L19-16

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