Another launch for OneWeb as constellation hits 428 satellites

Low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite operator OneWeb has confirmed the successful deployment of 34 new satellites following completion of its latest launch by Arianespace from the Guiana Space Centre in Kourou, French Guiana.

The satellites separated from the rocket as planned and were dispensed in nine batches over a period of 3 hours 33 minutes on February 10th, with signal acquisition on all 34 satellites confirmed.

This launch, the company’s first in 2022 and 13th overall, brings OneWeb’s total in-orbit constellation to 428 satellites, representing 66% percent of its planned 648 global LEO satellite fleet.

The successful mission comes as OneWeb continues to ramp up its distribution network ahead of its global service introduction, with several new agreements signed in the last month, including one with Marlink to serve the maritime market.

“Our first launch of the year marks our significant progress in completing a truly global LEO network later in 2022,” said Neil Masterson, OneWeb CEO.

“We continue to see growing demand for OneWeb’s industry-leading services as we look forward to delivering on our ambition to build robust, secure, and global access to broadband services.”

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