OneWeb confirmed the deployment of 40 satellites launched by SpaceX, from the Kennedy Space Center.
This launch is OneWeb’s 15th to date and the second since resuming its campaign with a launch from India in October.
Lift-off took place on 8 December 2022 at 5:27pm ET. OneWeb’s satellites separated from the rocket and were dispensed in three phases over a period of one hour and 35 minutes, with signal acquisition on all 40 satellites confirmed.
With 502 satellites in orbit, OneWeb has almost 80 percent of its constellation completed – with only three more launches now remaining to reach global coverage.
OneWeb aims to expand service and initiate connectivity solutions to areas including the US, southern Europe and North Africa, northern India, the Middle East, Japan, southern Australia, South Africa and parts of South America.
OneWeb’s connectivity solutions have reached Alaska, Canada, the UK, Greenland and wider Arctic area.
OneWeb’s wholesale services can deliver solutions for cellular backhaul, community Wi-Fi, remote enterprise use cases, and soon for the aviation and maritime industries.