Another launch completed for OneWeb

Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company OneWeb has confirmed the successful launch of another 34 satellites to take its total in-orbit constellation to 322, closing in on the half-way mark for its eventual 648 LEO satellite fleet.

The company has been busy building up its strategic distribution partnerships and agreements as the launch schedule continues, including several earlier this month with firms like AT&T, Hughes Network Systems and Peraton, in addition to those struck earlier with partners including Alaska Communications, BT, and Northwestel.

OneWeb says that it remains on track to start service this year at the 50th parallel and above with its constellation and to deliver global service in 2022, having raised US$2.7 billion since November 2020, with no debt issuance. 

“The team continues to stay focused on execution and delivering our network. I am enormously grateful to the team and all our partners who are making these milestones possible,” said Neil Masterson, OneWeb CEO.

“We continue to see a huge and growing demand for our services from global customers, and we are incredibly excited about both introducing commercial service and scaling our global network.”

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