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OneWeb: Satellites

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL15160, tabled on 21 April 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have had with (1) the Royal Astronomical Society, (2) the European Southern Observatory, and (3) other relevant stakeholders, about the planned increases in the number of OneWeb satellites in the sky.

Answered on

28 April 2021

OneWeb has met with the Royal Astronomical Society as well as representatives from the UK Space Agency and European Space Agency to discuss the potential impact of its operations on astronomy.

BEIS and the UK Space Agency will continue to support the UK science and astronomy community.

The community is working with colleagues from the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the European Astronomical Society and the International Astronomical Union to clarify what actions could be taken to mitigate interference for the UK community and our international partners.

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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy