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FCC approves Boeing broadband satellite constellation

The plan – when the V-band Constellation is complete – is to provide high speed data access to consumers on a global basis, starting with the U.S.

The constellation will consist of 132 low Earth orbit (LEO) satellites in a circular orbit at an altitude of 1056 kilometers (km) and 15 highly inclined NGSO satellites.

Specifically, the FCC order approves Boeing’s application for non-geostationary orbit fixed-satellite service system using frequencies in portions of the V-band (the 37.5-40, 40-42, 47.2-50.2 and 50.4-51.4 GHz bands).

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