OneWeb and Starlink are currently flying test satellites.
OneWeb Satellites is a joint venture between Airbus and OneWeb, a company founded in 2012 that will deploy and operate a constellation of up to 900 low-earth orbit satellites providing global high-speed internet access. OneWeb Satellites factories are based in Toulouse (France) and Merritt Island, Exploration Park (Florida, USA). These mass-produced satellites will be launched into the first mass-produced Low Earth Orbit constellation at 1,200km altitude. Serving fixed and mobility markets including maritime, aviation, enterprise, land mobility and government – civilian, military and humanitarian.
Starlink is a being constructed by SpaceX to provide satellite Internet access. The constellation will consist of thousands of mass-produced small satellites, working in combination with ground transceivers. SpaceX also plans to sell some of the satellites for military, scientific or exploratory purposes. Starlink constellation, phase 1, first orbital shell consists of approximately 1,600 satellites at 550 km altitude
As of May 2019, SpaceX has deployed 62 satellites. They plan to deploy 60 more per launch, at a rate of one launch every two weeks beginning in November 2019. In total, nearly 12,000 satellites will be deployed by the mid-2020s, with a possible later extension to 42,000. The initial 12,000 satellites are planned to orbit in three orbital shells: first placing approximately 1,600 in a 550-kilometer (340 mi)-altitude shell, then approximately 2,800 Ku– and Ka-band spectrum satellites at 1,150 km (710 mi) and approximately 7,500 V-band satellites at 340 km (210 mi). Commercial operation could begin in 2020.
Ms. Pivovarova has been at the forefront of small satellite, nanolaunch, and newspace industries since 2013. After obtaining a Master of Science in Space Studies from the International Space University, Ms. Pivo focused on building and managing international partnerships for the NASA Ames Research Center.
Ms. Pivovarova joined Planet Labs in 2015, where she gained extensive experience across several lines of startup business; such as driving strategy across partnerships, satellite manufacturing and insurance, launch campaigns, and regulatory affairs. As part of Planet’s Launch and Regulatory teams, Ms. Pivovarova played a key role in Dove, SkySat, and RapidEye satellite mission success.
Leveraging her experience ranging from early stage companies through corporate mergers and acquisitions, Ms. Pivovarova has spent the last year assisting startups in the newspace sector set their go-to-market strategies and execute their manufacturing and launch objectives to achieve company goals.
Recognizing the challenges, opportunities, and feasibility of agile newspace initiatives, as well as the continued importance of legacy institutions, Ms. Pivovarova is excited to bring her expertise to the NSR team to provide clients with the knowledge necessary to succeed in fast evolving verticals.
In addition to her Master of Science in Space Studies, Ms. Pivovarova also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Central Florida.