Massimiliano Ladovaz, Chief Technical Officer at OneWeb

OneWeb's satellites ship to Vostochny ahead of December launch

On Tuesday, 18 November, 36 of OneWeb's satellites shipped from the Florida Space Coast to the Vostochny Cosmodrome. Our December launch is a major milestone for the team as we resume our launch campaign with Arianespace that will include 16 launches with 34-36 satellites per launch.

We have all recognised the necessity and value of connectivity, and now more than ever, we are absolutely committed to supporting communities, businesses and countries where they are digitally underserved. This shipment of satellites for our next launch represents another great milestone in OneWeb’s journey and a feat of logistics in these unprecedented times. We are making tangible progress and ready to resume launches to fulfil our goal in providing connectivity to all.

Our fourth launch and third for this year, will bring the total in-orbit fleet to 110 satellites in Low Earth Orbit. The satellites were built by OneWeb Satellites thanks to its leading-edge satellite manufacturing process that can build up to two satellites a day on a single production line. The facility is running at full speed, within the COVID-19 guidelines, manufacturing satellites that are tested and ready now, and for future launches.

As we look to 2021, we are focused on scaling the satellite constellation to begin commercial services starting at the end of 2021 to the UK, Alaska, Canada, Northern Europe, Greenland, Iceland, and the Arctic Seas.

Check out the pictures of the loading and preparation here: https://we.tl/t-DvhNAT51iV

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