Airbus OneWeb Satellites, its back against the wall 3 months after inauguration, looks to U.S. government as customer

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Airbus has long said its Airbus OneWeb Satellites joint venture was intended to use OneWeb Global Ltd. as the inaugural customer for a satellite product line that would appeal to a wide range of government and commercial customers.

The idea was that, once its early supply-chain glitches were settled, and the production rate stabilized at more than one satellite per day without resorting to double or triple shifts, the company could demonstrate a lower cost basis than designers of competing platforms.

Airbus OneWeb . . .

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