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OneWeb to merge with Eutelsat, needs five more launches to complete network

File photo of 36 OneWeb satellites stacked on a Soyuz rocket’s Fregat upper stage inside a processing facility at the Vostochny Cosmodrome. Credit: Roscosmos OneWeb and Eutelsat announced plans to merge Tuesday, bringing together OneWeb’s network of internet satellites in low Earth orbit with Eutelsat’s fleet of larger video, data relay, and broadband platforms in geostationary orbit. OneWeb’s chairman also ...

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OneWeb signs with SpaceX to resume launching internet constellation

A Falcon 9 rocket takes off from Cape Canaveral in January. Credit: SpaceX OneWeb said Monday it has reached an agreement with SpaceX to resume launching the company’s satellite internet constellation later this year, just 18 days after suspending launches on Russian Soyuz rockets. Few details about the agreement were released Monday morning. “Terms of the agreement with SpaceX are ...

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Russia issues ultimatum to UK government over OneWeb launch

The Soyuz rocket’s payload fairing containing OneWeb’s next 36 satellites. Credit: Roscosmos Russia’s space agency said Wednesday it will not launch a batch of 36 OneWeb satellites this week unless the UK government gives up its stake in the satellite internet company, a prospect the UK business secretary later confirmed won’t happen. A Russian Soyuz rocket rolled to its launch ...

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On the verge of another Soyuz launch, OneWeb looks to flights on Indian rockets

 OneWeb announced Monday it is working on an agreement to launch future broadband internet satellites on Indian rockets, the same day the next batch of 36 OneWeb spacecraft moved into position at a Russian spaceport for liftoff Thursday on a Soyuz launcher. The London-based company, which builds its satellites in a factory on Florida’s Space Coast, said Monday it ...

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Charting a path for the space industry’s growth

Some hope satellite constellations like OneWeb can stimulate new growth in the commercial space market, but others are skeptical. (credit: OneWeb) by Jeff Foust If attendees of the recent NewSpace 2018 conference wanted to see what a trillion-dollar industry looked like, they only needed to glance next door. The conference took place late last month at a hotel at the ...

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