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OneWeb Goes with SpaceX for Launch Services

Only 66% Complete, New Contract Could See the Completion of Global Satellite Network

OneWeb has found its replacement for its former Soyuz accommodations, selecting SpaceX to launch the brand's satellites into orbit. 

For now, the details of the deal and terms of the agreement remain confidential, OneWeb being fairly mum on exactly how many of their satellites will make their way aboard in the near future, only saying that the "agreement will enable OneWeb to resume satellite launches." The first is expected to take place later this year. 

The company was left in the lurch after a series of dueling sanctions between Russia and the UK resulted in the cancellation of their upcoming satellite launch aboard the Soyuz rocket. While inconvenient, OneWeb has a fairly healthy amount of competitors to choose from in order to send up their small satellite services. OneWeb has currently placed 428 satellites, nearly 67% of the fleet's full size. The venture aims to provide high-speed, low-latency global connectivity throughout the world once complete. 

CEO Neil Masterson was grateful for the rescue of their network “We thank SpaceX for their support, which reflects our shared vision for the boundless potential of space. With these launch plans in place, we’re on track to finish building out our full fleet of satellites and deliver robust, fast, secure connectivity around the globe.”



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