Eutelsat to French parliament: OneWeb’s European; Ariane 6 has a serious launch cadence problem vs SpaceX, Blue Origin

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Eutelsat Chief Executive Rodolphe Belmer told the French parliament that the OneWeb broadband satellite constellation has become “a European asset” with Eutelsat’s investment in it and may be the only mega-constellation that is not U.S.-owned.

He also said Eutelsat, a commercial satellite fleet operator, is worried about the competitiveness of Europe’s Ariane 6 rocket, which may never reach the launch cadence of competitors SpaceX and Blue Origin.

Eutelsat purchases 93% of its satellites from European . . .

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