What was OneWeb thinking? Virgin Orbit lawsuit raises the question. Answers await OneWeb response

by Peter B. de Selding

UPDATE June 10: OneWeb Ltd. asked the District Court handling the Virgin Orbit lawsuit for an extension, to the close of business on Aug. 5, to respond to the Virgin Orbit allegations. OneWeb said Virgin Orbit had agreed to the extension.

PARIS — Virgin Orbit’s lawsuit against customer OneWeb seeks $46.3 million in termination damages and paints a picture of what must be one of the worst launch contracts ever agreed to by a satellite operator.

For a startup company like OneWeb . . .

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