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  • OneWeb satellites launch atop SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

    Theresa CrossDecember 8th, 2022

    For the first time atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, a batch of OneWeb internet satellites were launched into space to help build out the company's broadband constellation.

  • Dmitry Rogozin ‘dismissed’ as head of Russian space agency

    Derek RichardsonJuly 15th, 2022

    The often antagonistic leader of the Russian State Space Corporation Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, has been removed from his position and will be replaced.

  • Arianespace, OneWeb suspend Soyuz launches indefinitely

    Derek RichardsonMarch 4th, 2022

    In response to Russia withdrawing its Soyuz support personnel from Europe’s South American space port, Arianespace has suspended all future launches atop the Russian rocket.

  • Russia threatens to not launch OneWeb satellites

    Derek RichardsonMarch 2nd, 2022

    OneWeb has become the latest pawn of Roscosmos in the declining relations between Russia and the West after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

  • Soyuz rocket launches 9th batch of OneWeb satellites

    Theresa CrossAugust 23rd, 2021

    A Russian Soyuz rocket launched the ninth mission for the OneWeb internet constellation, which now numbers 288 satellites.

  • Soyuz rocket launches 7th batch of OneWeb satellites

    Theresa CrossMay 29th, 2021

    The launch of OneWeb’s seventh batch of satellites took place at 1:38 p.m. EDT (17:38 UTC) May 28, 2021, from the Vostochny Cosmodrome in Russia.

  • OneWeb to receive USD $1 Billion from United Kingdom, Bharti Global

    Theresa CrossJuly 8th, 2020

    On July 3, OneWeb announced that a consortium of Her Majesty’s Government (through the UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) and Bharti Global Limited had committed to provide more than USD$1 billion to acquire OneWeb and fund the full restart of its business operations.

  • OneWeb announces layoffs, files for bankruptcy following latest launch

    Matt HaskellMarch 30th, 2020

    In a surprising recent development, satellite broadband internet provider OneWeb filed for bankruptcy just one week following the successful launch of 34 satellites atop a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

  • OneWeb and Airbus open facility for mass production of communication satellites

    Laurel KornfeldJuly 23rd, 2019

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- OneWeb Satellites, a joint-venture company started by OneWeb and Airbus in 2016, has opened the first facility that will mass produce communication satellites, with the goal of providing broadband Internet access worldwide.

  • Arianespace successfully launches OneWeb satellites to orbit

    Joe LatrellFebruary 27th, 2019

    Despite concerns over about Soyuz launcher, Arianespace successfully placed the first six satellites of OneWeb's broadband constellation into orbit.

  • OneWeb and Airbus break ground on new satellite manufacturing facility

    Jason RhianMarch 17th, 2017

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Ground was broken for a new high-volume satellite manufacturing facility where OneWeb plans to produce the spacecraft at Exploration Park, located near NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. While the Cape is known for rockets, this new venture will underscore Canaveral's connection to the spacecraft that fly on them.

  • OneWeb becomes second customer for Blue Origin’s New Glenn booster

    Jose FloresMarch 8th, 2017

    On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos announced on Twitter that OneWeb, an organization committed to making the Internet available and affordable to everyone by 2027, has reached an initial agreement for five launches on Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket.

  • OneWeb investor to buy legacy satellite provider Intelsat

    Bart LeahyMarch 4th, 2017

    TOKYO, Japan — On February 28, SoftBank Group Corp., a 40 percent partner in the satellite internet company OneWeb Ltd., announced that it will buy up Intelsat SA in a debt-swap deal that injects $1.7 billion into Intelsat and reduces the legacy satellite company’s debt by $3.6 billion. The merged entity will provide global communications and high-speed internet worldwide.