OneWeb, from bankruptcy, files 48,000-satellite constellation with U.S. regulators

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Startup satellite broadband constellation operator OneWeb, hip-deep in a Chapter 11 bankruptcy process because it couldn’t raise the funds needed for a 700-satellite constellation, has asked U.S. regulators to allow it to expand its network to 48,000 satellites.

Britain-based OneWeb filed its request to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on May 27, timed for the FCC’s second round processing for Ku- and Ka-band systems. 

OneWeb received FCC approval of its initial constellation in 2017 . . .

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