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OneWeb enters launch agreement with SpaceX

Animation of OneWeb satellite. Credit: OneWeb

Edinburgh / London, 22 March 2022. – Low Earth orbit satellite communications company OneWeb entered into an agreement with SpaceX to resume OneWeb’s satellite launch programme, the company said.

The first launch is scheduled for this year, adding to OneWeb’s 428-satellite in-orbit constellation, which makes up 66% of the fleet. The company’s satellite broadband network wants to deliver high-speed, low-latency global broadband connectivity for telecommunications providers, aviation and maritime markets, as well as governments.

OneWeb was originally planning to reach global coverage by August this year, however, Russia pulled out of further launches. The company was thus forced to look for a new launch provider instead of Soyuz to complete its 648-satellite constellation. 

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