OneWeb’s 1st-generation constellation is only half built, but co’s moving full speed on Gen 2 with European Space Agency

by Peter B. de Selding

NOORDWIJK, Netherlands — The OneWeb broadband satellite network, which on Oct. 14 past the half-way mark in deploying its first-generation constellation, is already preparing a Gen 2 system in which the 22-nation European Space Agency (ESA) is firmly embedded.

OneWeb has said its success in raising equity from different industrial partners i recent months has provided it with more than enough cash to complete the 648-satellite first generation and related expenses, with some $350 million that can be used to prepare Gen 2: become a subscriber!

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