ER Editor: We also recommend this informational piece by Alex Knapp at Forbes titled With A Successful Launch, OneWeb Just Joined SpaceX And Others In The Satellite Internet Race. Of note:
In the early Wednesday evening on the coast of French Guiana, an Arianespace Soyuz rocket successfully launched. It carried with it the first six satellites for internet startup OneWeb, which is building a 650-satellite constellation in low Earth orbit, providing telecommunications and internet services around the world.
Wyler’s [Greg Wyler, founder of OneWeb] vision for OneWeb, which he serves as executive chairman, is even more ambitious: a constellation of hundreds and eventually thousands of satellites even closer to Earth, as low as seven hundred miles above the surface, in what’s known as low Earth orbit. That proximity should lead to a more broadband-like experience for satellite internet customers, especially in areas where it’s currently difficult and expensive to connect to the internet. According to Pitchbook, the company has raised over $3 billion to achieve that vision, backed by the likes of Softbank, Airbus, Virgin and satellite telecom provider Hughes.
“We want people to have a premium, best-in-class internet experience,” said Steckler.
The market potential is big. Thanks to growing demand for data and declining costs for rocket launches, satellite internet providers could be generating over $500 billion in revenue by 2040, according to a report Morgan Stanley.
Tellingly, this upbeat report mentions nothing about 5G and the associated health risks.
Alert: Feb. 27, OneWeb Begins Launching Satellites to Beam 5G and Wi-Fi Worldwide
Tomorrow in French Guiana (Feb.27), OneWeb plans to launch the first 6 of 900 satellites to blanket the Earth in 3G, 4G, 5G and Wi-Fi.
From the company website (oneweb.world):
Liftoff is scheduled at exactly:
4:37 p.m., in Washington, D.C.
6:37 p.m., in Kourou, French Guiana
21h37 Universal Time (UTC)
10:37 p.m., in Paris
0:37 a.m., in Moscow on February 28, 2019
6:37 a.m., in Tokyo on February 28, 2019.
This is the beginning of a health and environmental disaster.
It damages DNA, breaches the blood-brain barrier, impacts the heart and the blood, disrupts the immune, neurological, hormone, and reproductive systems, and may damage chitin.
The U.S. National Toxicology Program and Ramazzini Institute results last year confirm this radiation is a carcinogen. 5th generation wireless — 5G — will especially impact insects due to the wavelength of the frequencies.
The many rocket launches will also severely damage the atmosphere and ozone layer.
Richard Branson is an investor in this project which is partnering with AirBus. OneWeb is one of a number of projects already approved by the FCC for space-based Wi-Fi, 4G, and 5G. Elon Musk’s company SpaceX plans to send 1,000s of satellites into orbit beginning in June. These companies intend to cover the entire Earth. There will be no place to escape.
Please publicly oppose this devastating project.
Hundreds of doctors and scientists have signed international appeals to stop 5G and space-based systems.– see below.
Environmental, spiritual, health, and consumer groups and leaders are urgently needed to speak up and publicly oppose 5G and these projects.
OneWeb’s original press release for an earlier launch that was cancelled is here.
One additional element: these satellites will dramatically raise the noise floor — increase ambient RF — making it much more difficult for emergency personnel such as police, fire, ambulances, and dispatchers to communicate via their RF equipment.
Recent international appeals opposing 5G and space-based Wi-Fi with details on the impacts:
- See this and this
International Appeal: Stop 5G on Earth and in Space, 2018
Scientists, physicians and other professional signatories listed
- EU Appeal–Scientists and Doctors Appeal for 5G Moratorium: Warn of Potential Serious Health Effects of 5G, 2017
Initial signatures: over 180 scientists and doctors
- See this and this
Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARDS) letter to European Commission, 2016. signed by experts and citizens
- See this and this
Appeal to the UN and member nations, 2015,
247 scientists signed as of January 2019
Issued a statement in 2017 on 5G
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Nina Beety is a researcher, writer, and public speaker on public policy, the environment, and wireless radiation hazards. Her 2012 report for public officials “Smart Meter and Smart Grid Problems: Legislative Solutions” is on her website www.smartmeterharm.org. She lives in Monterey, California.