OneWeb Launches Another 34 Satellites Bringing Total In-Orbit Satellites To 322


OneWeb had launched 34 satellites from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in August

Bharti-backed low-earth orbit (LEO) satcom company OneWeb said it has launched 34 satellites more from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, bringing its total in-orbit constellation to 322 satellites.

“Liftoff occurred on 14 September at 7:07pm BST. OneWeb’s satellites separated from the rocket and were dispensed in nine batches after 3 hours 45 minutes into the flight, with signal acquisition on all 34 satellites confirmed. With this launch, Arianespace also celebrates passing the mark of 1,000 satellites successfully launched to space,” OneWeb said in an officia statement.

OneWeb had launched 34 satellites from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in August.

This is nearly half of the entire OneWeb’s 648 LEO satellite fleet that will deliver high-speed, low-latency satellite broadband globally.

The company also recently entered into a strategic partnership with US-based Hughes to deliver LEO services in India and the US to government, enterprise, and other customers.

OneWeb has also signed deals with AT&T, Peraton, Northwestel, and BT recently.

“OneWeb remains on track to start service this year at the 50th parallel and above with its constellation and to deliver global service in 2022,” it added.

OneWeb has raised $2.7 billion since November 2020, with no debt issuance.

“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,” commented Neil Masterson, OneWeb CEO.


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