OneWeb Reports Successful Launch of 36 Satellites

Dec 28, 2021 By MarketDepth

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OneWeb has confirmed its successful deployment of 36 satellites by Arianespace from the Balkonur Cosmodrome.  This launch is the company’s twelfth overall and ninth since December 2020.  OneWeb’s total in orbit constellation houses 394 satellites.  This is over 60% of OneWeb’s planned 648 LEO satellite fleet that delivers high speed low latency global connectivity. 

“OneWeb now has over sixty percent of its global satellite fleet in space. It is an extraordinary achievement for a company that was reborn just a year ago. OneWeb’s shareholders, Management, Staff and Distribution Partners all share a common goal – connecting communities everywhere. Together we are delivering on our promise to achieve digital transformation on a global scale, through our robust, secure and resilient satellite broadband network.”

Sunil Bharti Mittal, OneWeb Executive Chairman

Neil Masterson, OneWeb CEO, commented: “Today’s launch is a great way for OneWeb to complete a highly successful year. With more than sixty percent of our constellation now in space, the business is fully-funded and we have a growing workforce of more than 400 people. I have been immensely proud to lead the business and our team over the last year as we continue to make substantial progress launching our global network, and I look forward to building on this momentum in 2022.”