Satellites:Written question - 66057

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Asked by Chi Onwurah
(Newcastle upon Tyne Central)
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Asked on: 29 June 2020
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Satellites
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the ability of (a) OneWeb and (b) other Low Earth Orbit satellite constellations to be adapted to deliver navigation capability in the (i) short, (ii) medium and (iii) long term; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) that adaptation for the OneWeb constellation and (b) the number of devices which can receive the signals at the frequency and speed at which OneWeb satellites operate.
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Answered by: Amanda Solloway
Answered on: 02 July 2020

Positioning, navigation, and timing (PNT) services underpin a wide range of essential UK public services and national capabilities. Work is ongoing across Government to determine the UK’s positioning, navigation, and timing requirements.

The ongoing Chapter 11 bidding process for OneWeb is commercially sensitive, so it would not be appropriate to comment further at this time.

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