NSIL/ISRO and OneWeb to Collaborate for Taking Digital Connectivity to Every Corner of the World

GSLV Mk III booster lifts off. (Credit: ISRO)
  • ISRO’s PSLV and GSLV-MkIII to become a part of launch programme for OneWeb’s LEO satellites that will beam high speed broadband on earth

LONDON and NEW DELHI, India, 11 October 2021 (OneWeb PR) — Bharti-backed OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company, today announced an  arrangement through Letter of Intent with NewSpace India Limited (NSIL), the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), to use the Indian-built PSLV (Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle) and the heavier GSLV-MkIII (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle) as potential platforms to launch OneWeb’s satellites in India from 2022.

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Eutelsat Raises its Shareholding Stake in OneWeb

PARIS, 6 October 2021 (Eutelsat PR) – Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL) has exercised a call option on a portion of the latest OneWeb funding round subscribed by Bharti, for a consideration of $165 million, taking its shareholding from 17.6% to 22.9%.

The transaction was undertaken on identical financial terms to Eutelsat’s initial investment of $550 million announced in April and completed on 8 September. The completion of this latest transaction is expected around year-end 2021 subject to regulatory authorisations.

Since Eutelsat’s initial investment, OneWeb has gained significant traction, both operationally, with a 100% launch success rate leading to nearly half of the constellation now in orbit, and commercially, with numerous distribution partnerships secured ahead of its partial entry into service, which remains on track for end-2021.

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OneWeb Strengthens Ground Segment with QuadSAT

Credit: QuadSat

ODENSE, Denmark (QuadSAT PR) – OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company is working with QuadSAT to perform verification of its ground segment antennas ahead of the global rollout of its LEO constellation. In an initial stage, QuadSAT has carried out an antenna validation campaign at the Telespazio teleport in Scanzano, Italy.

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OneWeb Welcomes Galaxy Broadband as Distribution Partner to Improve Connectivity Across Canada and Arctic Region

LONDON (OneWeb PR) — OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company, announced today a new Canadian distribution partner, Galaxy Broadband, to deliver OneWeb’s high-speed, low-latency communications services across Canada and the wider Arctic region.

Supported by a global network of gateways and user terminals, OneWeb’s global connectivity platform will provide high-bandwidth and low-latency connectivity to expand Galaxy’s existing SDWAN connectivity capabilities in and across Canada. The partnership will enable a fibre-like experience to benefit end users, offering internet access no matter where users are.

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OneWeb Completes TrustComm Transaction, Creating OneWeb Technologies

  • OneWeb Technologies will continue TrustComm mission of providing managed satellite services to commercial and government entities
  • New unit will be led by former TrustComm CEO Bob Roe

London, U.K. – 21 September 2021: OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Texas-based TrustComm Inc., a provider of managed satellite communications and professional services to commercial and governments organizations. OneWeb announced the planned acquisition of TrustComm in May 2021 and received all necessary regulatory approvals enabling the transaction to close.

Following consummation of this transaction, TrustComm will become known as OneWeb Technologies Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of OneWeb.

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With the 10th OneWeb Launch RUAG Space Placed More Than 1000 Satellites

Soyuz-2 launches 34 OneWeb satellites. (Credit: Arianespace)

BERN, Switzerland (RUAG Space PR) — On Tuesday, September 14, another 34 OneWeb internet satellites have been separated from the Soyuz launch vehicle and placed in orbit with a dispenser from RUAG Space. With this, the Swiss-based space supplier has successfully placed 1,031 satellites in orbit, exceeding the landmark of 1,000 satellite separations.

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With Flight ST35 for OneWeb, Arianespace Sets New Mark by Putting More than 1,000 satellites in Orbit

Soyuz-2 launches 34 OneWeb satellites. (Credit: Arianespace)
  • Soyuz Flight ST35 placed 34 more satellites into orbit. Following this 10th launch for OneWeb, Arianespace has deployed 322 satellites for the global connectivity constellation.
  • Ninth successful launches and sixth Soyuz operated by Arianespace and Starsem since the start of the year.
  • With this launch, Arianespace will have deployed 1,021 satellite since its incorporation in 1980.

BAIKONUR COSMODROME, Kazakhstan (Arianespace PR) — Performed on Tuesday, September 14, at precisely 11:07 p.m. local time at Russia’s Baikonur Cosmodrome (06:07 p.m. UTC), Soyuz Flight ST35 lifted-off with 34 OneWeb satellites onboard, bringing, after the successful deployment, the size of the fleet in orbit to 322. Flight ST35 was the 60th Soyuz mission carried out by Arianespace and its Starsem affiliate, and the tenth mission to the benefit of OneWeb.

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Hughes and OneWeb Announce Agreements for Low Earth Orbit Satellite Service in U.S. and India

  • Hughes and OneWeb agree to deliver LEO satellite services as part of Hughes multi-transport solution portfolio; demonstrate successful multi-orbit connectivity across GEO and LEO satellites

WASHINGTON, 9 September  2021 (OneWeb PR) — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), an innovator in satellite and multi-transport technologies and networks for 50 years, and OneWeb, the low Earth orbit satellite communications company, today announced that they have signed a distribution agreement in the U.S. focused on enterprise services. In India, the parties have entered into an MOU for a strategic agreement to distribute services to large enterprises, small and medium businesses, government, telcos and ISPs in the rural and remote parts of the country.

Services will be offered by Hughes Network Systems, LLC, and Hughes Communications India Private Ltd., respectively. Hughes and OneWeb intend to work together to broaden distribution globally, with Hughes to offer OneWeb’s low-latency, high-speed connectivity for markets such as enterprise, government, commercial aviation and maritime, cellular backhaul, and community Wi-Fi hotspots.

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OneWeb Appoints Air Vice-Marshal Chris Moore CBE to its Team

  • 30-year experienced senior Royal Air Force officer chooses OneWeb
  • Specialist in deployable IT infrastructure, military operations, and cyber security
  • Extensive experience of satellite-services in defence operations

London, UK – 8 September, 2021: OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, announced today the appointment of Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Chris Moore CBE as Vice President, International Government and Trade Engagement, to its Government and Regulatory Affairs Team.

From 2017-2021, Chris was the Ministry of Defence (MOD’s) Director of Operations for Defence’s core IT services, leading a 1000-strong organisation responsible for integrating one of the most complicated IT estates in Europe, including corporate IT, military technology, satellite and cloud services, cryptographic distribution, defensive cyber operations and electro-magnetic spectrum management in order to generate competitive military advantage across the full range of global environments.

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AT&T and OneWeb Plan Satellite Access for Business in Remote Areas Across the US

  • High-speed broadband connectivity delivered via satellite to extend AT&T’s network reach in hard-to-serve areas outside AT&T fiber footprint 

DALLAS, 8 September, 2021 (OneWeb PR) — AT&T, the American telecommunications company, has signed a strategic agreement with OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, to harness the capabilities of satellite technology to improve access for AT&T business customers into remote and challenging geographic locations. The new connectivity will complement existing AT&T access technologies.

Why is this important? AT&T’s leading business fiber network enables high-speed connections to over 2.5 million U.S. business customer locations. Nationwide, more than nine million business customer locations are within 1,000 feet of AT&T fiber. However, there are still remote areas that existing networks can’t reach with the high-speed, low-latency broadband essential to business operations.

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Kymeta and OneWeb Successfully Tests LEO-GEO Capable Land and Maritime Flat Panel User Terminal

OneWeb aims to work with Kymeta on smaller, flat, high-performance user terminals for communications on the move. The Kymeta u8 brings forward another solution to meet the needs of OneWeb’s Government, Military, Enterprise, Maritime and first responder end-customers.

REDMOND, Wash. & LONDON (Kymeta/OneWeb PR) — Kymeta, the communications company making mobile global, and OneWeb (www.oneweb.world), the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, announced today the successful testing of the Kymeta u8 based LEO terminal with OneWeb’s LEO satellite constellation.

Kymeta and OneWeb performed a series of LEO satellite acquisition, tracking and throughput measurements in Toulouse, France. Kymeta plans to leverage these results in the definition of future-proof solutions that are fully integrated and compatible with the rapidly expanding OneWeb system.

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OneWeb Signs $1 Billion Mission Critical Launch Insurance Agreement through Marsh

Soyuz-2 rocket launches from Vostochny with 36 OneWeb satellites. (Credit: Roscosmos, Space Center Vostochny, TsENKI)

LONDON, UK, 2 September, 2021 (OneWeb PR) — OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, has signed an insurance agreement for an aggregate insured value of more than $1 billion through Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor.

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Soyuz Launches 34 OneWeb Satellites

Soyuz-2.1b launches 34 OneWeb satellites from Baikonur. (Credit: Roscosmos)

• OneWeb confirms successful launch and contact with all 34 satellites, bringing total in-orbit constellation to 288 satellites
• Remains on track to commence service this year and deliver global service in 2022
• OneWeb continues to gather momentum, recently announcing a series of global distribution partnerships with business fully funded


LONDON, 22 August 2021 (OneWeb PR) — 
OneWeb, the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite communications company, today confirmed the next successful launch of 34 satellites by Arianespace from the Baikonur Cosmodrome. 

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Soyuz Launch of OneWeb Satellites Postponed Again

Soyuz rocket with OneWeb satellites aboard. (Credit: Yuzhny/Roscosmos)

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (Roscosmos PR) — The launch of the Soyuz-2.1b carrier rocket with 34 OneWeb spacecraft as part of mission 35 has been postponed to the second backup date – August 22, 2021 at 01:13 Moscow time.

The launch was postponed at the request of the customer for additional work on the ground control and monitoring system for spacecraft.

The launch vehicle, booster and spacecraft are in a stable and safe state. The launch complex is restored to its original state.