OneWeb

OneWeb

OneWeb is a telecommunications company.

OneWeb is a communications company enabling internet access for everyone. It is building a communications network with a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide connectivity to people around the world. It aims to deliver new solutions for Broadband, Government and Cellular Backhaul. Its high-speed, low-latency network will offer mobility solutions to industries such as aviation, maritime, automotive, trains, and others.

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February 7, 2020

OneWeb launches 34 satellites from Kazakh cosmodrome in global internet push

September 17, 2019

Iridium Communications Inc. and OneWeb announces they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together toward a combined service offering.

With the first six satellites already launched, OneWeb's system has already demonstrated broadband speeds of 400 Mbps and an average latency of 32 milliseconds.

The company has recently completed its next-generation satellite network and launched its specialty broadband service, Iridium Certus®.

February 2019

OneWeb launches the first six satellites of its mega-constellation.

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Adrian Steckel

CEO

Greg Wyler

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OneWeb Launches Satellites (And Lands $1.25B in Capital)

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OneWeb plans April launch break to tweak satellite design - SpaceNews.com

Caleb Henry

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February 6, 2020

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Reuters
July 1, 2020
@bsindia
OneWeb filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy at the end of March after its biggest investor SoftBank Group Corp pulled funding, with an auction for the startup due to start on Thursday.
Telegraph reporters
June 25, 2020
The Telegraph
The UK is on course to spend £402 million on a stake in OneWeb, the US satellite operator
Eric Berger
April 6, 2020
Ars Technica
"The smartest thing for the government to do to help the industry is to let contracts."
Jon Brodkin
March 30, 2020
Ars Technica
OneWeb says pandemic ended chance of getting enough funding for full launch.
Kim Lyons
March 28, 2020
The Verge
Space exploration firm OneWeb has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, leaving uncertainty about the 74 satellites it has in orbit and its plans to provide high-speed internet from space.
Condé Nast
March 27, 2020
Wired
The company planned to put 650 internet satellites into orbit. But it only managed to launch 74 before its coffers ran dry, according to a report out today.
March 24, 2020
Space Daily
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 24, 2020 - When 34 Airbus OneWeb Satellites (OneWeb) launched onboard a Soyuz rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, on March 21 RUAG Space had critical mission products onboard that were customized
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
March 23, 2020
Mail Online
OneWeb launched its latest traunch of communication satellites into orbit from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazahkstan on Saturday March 21 at 17:06 GMT.
Darrell Etherington
March 20, 2020
TechCrunch
Satellite operator OneWeb has confirmed that its workforce has been reduced via layoffs, after TechCrunch learned that it reduced its workforce by as much as 10 percent this week. The company did not confirm the total size of the layoff, but provided a statement to TechCrunch regarding the current state of its operations, and citing [...]
March 19, 2020
WebWire
The Company, Worldwide Leader in Areas like Control Centers and Navigation, Tops 140 Million Euros in Space from the Employment Point of View Gmv Ranks 6th in Europe's Space Industry These All-TimE-high Figures Have Been Chalked up on the Strength of Breakthrough Business in Galileo and Copernicus Programs, Oneweb Mega-constellation Plus Developments for Eumetsat, Space Surveillance, Exploration and Planetary Defense 2019 has been a red-letter year for the space business of the tech...
By Ryan Morrison For Mailonline
March 5, 2020
Mail Online
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) study examined the impact satellites from the likes of Amazon, SpaceX and OneWeb would have on astronomy.
Reuters Editorial
February 7, 2020
U.S.
The UK firm OneWeb launched 34 satellites from Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan early on Friday as part of its effort to provide global high-speed internet access using satellite communications by 2021.
Eric Berger
February 7, 2020
Ars Technica
"It's put pressure on us to take a look across the spectrum."
Shannon Hall
February 6, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Like SpaceX, the company aims to build a constellation of internet satellites, but its orbiters could interfere with telescopes on Earth.
Shannon Hall
February 6, 2020
www.nytimes.com
Like SpaceX, the company aims to build a constellation of internet satellites, but its orbiters could interfere with telescopes on Earth.
Condé Nast
February 6, 2020
Wired
The company is scheduled to launch 34 satellites Thursday from Kazakhstan.
Eric Berger
February 3, 2020
Ars Technica
"Our style is not confrontational. We're using a different model."
Jonathan Amos
January 31, 2020
BBC News
Scientists put their concerns about giant satellite networks directly to the companies involved.
Eric Berger
January 31, 2020
Ars Technica
"This marks the start of a regular launch campaign during 2020."
Daniel Oberhaus
January 6, 2020
Wired
A Falcon 9 rocket is expected to lift off tonight carrying dozens of internet-beaming satellites. Here's how they'll work.
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