Recently the London-based satellite company OneWeb has decided to resume launches of its spacecraft. They are going to use its American competitor SpaceX rockets which is the most reliable solution for OneWeb.
To deliver a better experience of broadband internet connections, the two firms are trying to build constellations in the sky. But after Russia invaded Ukraine, the UK government urged to stop rocket launch from a Russian site. Because OneWeb has to look for rides by using Russian Soyuz vehicles. The Ukraine war forced the firm to abandon its usage. That’s why OneWeb has contracted SpaceX for utilizing the rockets.
OneWeb CEO Neil Masterson shared a statement. In that statement, Mr. Neil said, “We thank SpaceX for their support, which reflects our shared vision for the boundless potential of space.” Mr. Neil also added, “With these launch plans in place, we’re on track to finish building out our full fleet of satellites and deliver robust, fast, secure connectivity around the globe.”
OneWeb is partly owned by the British government. So, the details terms of using rockets of SpaceX have not been disclosed yet. SpaceX has more than 2,000 satellites. The California-based company has been using the Starlink system in orbit and following a different architecture from OneWeb.