Bharti-backed OneWeb on Friday announced the successful deployment of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.
The Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company’s latest move, brings its total to 428 satellites in orbit.
in a statement, OneWeb confirmed the successful deployment of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. This launch is the company’s first in 2022 and 13th overall.
OneWeb has now launched two thirds of the LEO satellite fleet which is ready to provide high speed, low latency global connectivity.
The company said this represents 66 percent of OneWeb’s planned 648 LEO satellite fleet that will provide high-speed, low-latency global connectivity.
The demand for OneWeb’s broadband connectivity services continues to grow among telecommunications providers, aviation and maritime markets, ISPs (Internet Service Providers) and global governments, the company said.
Most recently, the company signed new distribution partnership agreements last month with several companies, including Hughes Network Systems, Marlink and Field Solutions Holdings, to ensure connectivity is delivered to the hardest-hit locations globally. Can go
Commenting on the launch, Neil Masterson, CEO of OneWeb, said, “Our first launch of the year reflects our significant progress in completing a truly global LEO network later in 2022.”