OneWeb has launched 36 satellites by Arianespace from the Vostochny Cosmodrome. This latest successful launch brings OneWeb’s total in-orbit constellation to 358 satellites, over half of OneWeb’s entire 648 LEO satellite fleet that will deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity.
With this successful launch, OneWeb is marking the start of Service Demonstrations which showcase the network’s hardware and capabilities across an array of applications. OneWeb has demo centres open at the company’s headquarters in London and at the Westcott Venture Park Innovation Centre in Buckinghamshire, as well as in the US in Talkeetna, Alaska and Germantown, Maryland.
OneWeb is now over the halfway point toward delivering global service by 2022.
Neil Masterson, OneWeb CEO, commented: “Now is a truly exciting time for OneWeb’s global communications network. Our talented team and partners across the globe have made enormous strides while remaining sharply focused on delivering our network. As we continue to expand and solidify new agreements, we see major demand for our services from global customers. I am incredibly proud of the team and all our partners for delivering another successful launch and taking our satellite constellation past the halfway mark.”