Oneweb Successfully Launches 34 More Satellites Into Orbit

Information Technology Press Releases Friday February 7, 2020 12:00
LONDON--7 Feb--PRNewswire/InfoQuest
  • OneWeb declares the launch of its satellites successful today
  • This launch continues path towards internet everywhere for everyone
  • OneWeb is proud to launch from Kazakhstan, extending Baikonur Cosmodrome's world-class legacy to the space industry

OneWeb, the global communications company with a mission to bring connectivity to everyone everywhere, today announced the successful launch of 34 satellites, aboard a Soyuz launch vehicle from the historic Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.

Lift-off occurred on February 06th at 21:42 pm UTC. The OneWeb satellites separated from the rocket and were dispensed in nine batches over a period of several hours.

This launch is the second successful launch in one of the largest civilian satellite launch campaigns in history. It will help build OneWeb's phase one constellation of 648 satellites that will deliver high-speed, low-latency global connectivity, while addressing the world's most pressing connectivity problems.

The communications company is on schedule to provide global coverage to customers in 2021, starting with the first commercial services in the Arctic this year. This follows OneWeb both securing global priority spectrum rights and successfully launching its first batch of satellites in 2019.

OneWeb's network will provide a unique combination of high data throughput, low latency, true global coverage and a range of user terminals for multiple markets including maritime, aviation, government and enterprise.

Adrian Steckel, CEO of OneWeb, said: "The successful manufacture, delivery and launch of this batch of 34 satellites is the latest proof point of the OneWeb plan. Importantly, today's mission also brings us closer to our next step, realizing our ultimate vision of providing access to high speed, reliable internet to everyone, everywhere."

"We are seeing considerable interest from prospective customers and partners. Later this year, we will provide service in the arctic region and 2021 will see OneWeb achieve global coverage, making the digital divide a thing of the past. I'm very proud of our team and partners who continue to collaborate to make our ambitious scale a reality, and also those in Kazakhstan for supporting our vision."

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Webcast playback
Launch highlights available
Download [https://vimeo.com/389853991] or view on OneWeb YouTube [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzs-1EA5e6MRHXK8NKyqzcw?view_as=subscriber]
Launch Imagery
www.oneweb.world/events/launch2-mediakit
Launch Partner
Arianespace
Launch Facility
Soyuz Launch Complex, Baikonur, Kazakhstan
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