OneWeb Part 3

1) “Airbus Defence and Space Selected to Partner in Production of OneWeb Satellite Constellation ,” Airbus DS, June 15, 2015, URL:

2) Peter B. de Selding, “OneWeb Taps Airbus To Build 900 Internet Smallsats,” Space News, June 19, 2015, URL:

3) “Funding To The Tune Of $500 Million Obtained By OneWeb For Their Microsatellite Constellation,” Satnews Daily, June 25, 2015, URL:

4) “OneWeb signs agreement with Arianespace for the deployment of the OneWeb Constellation,” Arianespace, June 25, 2015, URL:

5) “Virgin Galactic Signs Contract with OneWeb to Perform 39 Satellite Launches,” Virgin Galactic, June 25, 2015, URL:

6) “ESA announces dedicated support for the development of megaconstellations,” ESA ARTES Applications, July 31, 2015, URL:

7) ”OneWeb Petitions The FCC For LEO Satellite Constellation Access To US Markets,” Satnews Daily, April 29, 2016, URL:

8) “OneWeb Announces Plans to Launch a New Satellite Constellation to Bring High-Speed Internet to Underserved Areas Around the World,” BusinessWire, January 15, 2015, URL:


10) Peter B. de Selding, “OneWeb’s Big Announcement Should Quiet Doubters,” Space News, June 25, 2015, URL:

11) ”Airbus Defence and Space and OneWeb create OneWeb Satellites company – the next stage of the OneWeb adventure,” Airbus DS, Press Release, Jan. 26, 2016, URL:

12) ”OneWeb Satellites Drives Into Florida With Multi-Million Dollar Manufacturing Facility,” Satnews Daily, April 19, 2016, URL:

13) ”First three subcontractors selected by OneWeb Satellites,” Airbus DS, June 1, 2016, URL:

14) ”OneWeb announces key funding form SoftBank Group and other investors,” Space Daily, Dec. 21, 2016, URL:

15) ”Done deal — Intelsat and OneWeb to combine synergies... and technologies... as well as new SoftBank investment,” Satnews Daily, Feb. 28, 2017, URL:

16) ”A Consolidated Intelsat and OneWeb,” Space Daily, March 16, 2017, URL:

17) ”Plug is Pulled ... No-Go for Intelsat and OneWeb Merger ... and Intelsat's Statement,” SatNews Daily, June 1, 2017, URL:

18) Caleb Henry, ”OneWeb asks FCC to authorize 1,200 more satellites,” Space News, 20 March 2018, URL:

19) Mike Lindsay, ”OneWeb Collision Risk CONOPS,” SSA Operators' Workshop, Denver, Colorado, Nov. 3-5, 2016, URL:

20) ”Shovels Fly as Ground is Broken For OneWebSatellites Spacecraft Integration Facility,” Satnews Daily, March 16, 2017, URL:

21) ”Satellite Serial Production Initiated by OneWeb,” Satnews Daily, June 27, 2017, URL:

22) ”OneWeb's Greg Wyler Testifies Before U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Technology,” Satnews Daily, October 25, 2017, URL:

23) Eric Zeis, Gregory Pedersen, Didier Alary, Cyrille Tourneur, Helmut W. Zaglauer, ”OneWeb 3rd party PlatForm: A disruptive low cost platform enabling new LEO missions,” Proceedings of the 11th IAA Symposium on Small Satellites for Earth Observation, Berlin, Germany, April 24-28, 2017, paper: IAA-B11-1002


25) Jason Rainbow, ”Eutelsat and OneWeb agree multi-orbit merger plan,” SpaceNews, 26 July 2022, URL:

26) Jason Rainbow, ”OneWeb backs up Starlink 5G interference warning,” SpaceNews, 12 July 2022, URL:

27) Jeff Foust, ”OneWeb to launch second-generation satellites with Relativity Space,” SpaceNews, 1 July 2022, URL:

28) ”Busek Scales Thruster Production for Airbus OneWeb Satellites,” Space Daily, 24 June 2022, URL:

29) Jeff Foust, ”OneWeb to resume launches in fourth quarter,” SpaceNews, 23 June 2022, URL:

30) ”Sustainable connectivity in space,” ESA Applications, 27 May 2022, URL:

31) Jason Rainbow, ”OneWeb signs contract to launch satellites from India in 2022,” SpaceNews, 20 April 2022, URL:

32) Debra Werner, ”Telstra to build teleports for OneWeb constellation,” SpaceNews, 22 March 2022, URL:

33) Brian Berger, ”OneWeb reaches launch deal with SpaceX,” SpaceNews, 21 March 2022, URL:

34) Jason Rainbow, ”OneWeb leaves Baikonur Cosmodrome after Roscosmos ultimatum,” SpaceNews, 2 March 2022, URL:

35) ”Arianespace to serve OneWeb’s ambitions, will orbit 34 additional satellites with Soyuz,” Arianspace, 3 February 2022, URL:

36) Jason Rainbow, ”OneWeb forges Indian distribution partnership,” SpaceNews, 20 January 2022, URL:

37) ”BT Secures Industry First Global Partnership With OneWeb,” OneWeb Media Center, 2 November 2021, URL:

38) Jason Rainbow, ”OneWeb and Saudi Arabia create $200 million connectivity joint venture,” SpaceNews, 27 October 2021, URL:

39) ”NSIL/ISRO and OneWeb to collaborate for taking Digital Connectivity to every Corner of the World,” OneWeb, 11 October 2021, URL:

40) ”Eutelsat raises its shareholding in OneWeb,” Eutelsat Press Release, 6 October 2021, URL:

41) Sandra Erwin, ”OneWeb signs distribution deal with Peraton, broadens reach into military market,” Space News, 16 September 2021, URL:

42) Jason Rainbow, ”OneWeb and AT&T partner to extend fiberlike coverage across United States,” SpaceNews, 8 September 2021, URL:

43) Park Si-soo, ”OneWeb’s antenna supplier in South Korea expanding production to meet growing demand for LEO broadband terminals,” SpaceNews, 25 August 2021, URL:

44) Jason Rainbow, ”OneWeb unveils its smallest user terminal for LEO broadband,” SpaceNews, 24 August 2021, URL:

45) ”OneWeb Announces Significant New Equity Partner,” OneWeb, 12 August 2021, URL:

46) ”Flight ST34: Arianespace supports OneWeb’s ambitions by increasing its fleet of satellites to nearly 300 spacecraft,” Arianespace Press Release, 12 August 2021, URL:

47) Jason Rainbow, ”U.K. to strengthen regulations for Starlink, OneWeb and other NGSO constellations,” SpaceNews, 26 July 2021, URL:

48) Jason Rainbow, ”Bharti Global invests extra $500 million to take largest OneWeb stake,” SpaceNews, 29 June 2021, URL:

49) Jeff Foust, ”EU sees conflict of interest with Eutelsat’s investment in OneWeb,” SpaceNews, 26 May 2021, URL:

50) Jason Rainbow, ”UK funds beam-hopping satellite for OneWeb-led consortium in 2022,” SpaceNews, 24 May 2021, URL:

51) Jason Rainbow, ”OneWeb creating government subsidiary after buying TrustComm,” SpaceNews, 10 May 2021, URL:

52) Jason Rainbow, ”Hughes and OneWeb get U.S. Air Force contract for Arctic broadband,” SpaceNews, 5 May 2021, URL:

53) Jason Rainbow, ”Eutelsat buys a quarter of OneWeb to get a LEO broadband growth engine,” SpaceNews, 27 April 2021, URL:

54) Jeff Foust, ”OneWeb continues to study offering navigation services,” SpaceNews, 08 April 2021, URL:

55) ”OneWeb and The AST Group partner to broaden access to fast, seamless connectivity at sea,” AST, 07 April 2021, URL:

56) Sandra Erwin, ”OneWeb looking to fill demand for connectivity in the Arctic,” SpaceNews, 28 March 2021, URL:

57) ”Wi-Fi on planes boosted by satellite constellation,” ESA Applications, 19 March 2021, URL:

58) ”Intellian signs $73 million contract with OneWeb for user terminals,” Intellian, 08 March 2021, URL:

59) ”Flight ST30: Arianespace to hit its stride with next OneWeb launch,” Arianespace Press Release, 18 March 2021, URL:

60) Jeff Foust, ”OneWeb raises $400 million,” SpaceNews, 15 January 2021, URL:

61) ”Hughes Selected by OneWeb for Ground System Development and Production under New $250 Million Contract,” Hughes Press Release, 16 December 2020, URL:

62) ”OneWeb's satellite plant returns to full-scale production,” SpaceDaily, 1 December 2020, URL:

63) ”UK government secures satellite network OneWeb,” UK Government Press Release, 20 November 2020, URL:

64) Jeff Foust, ”Bankruptcy court approves OneWeb sale,” SpaceNews, 2 October 2020, URL:

65) ”Arianespace announces the resumption of the OneWeb constellation’s deployment,” Arianespace, 21 September 2020, URL:

66) ”UK's OneWeb resumes satellite production after bankruptcy,” Space Daily, 21 September 2020, URL:

67) ”OneWeb Requests FCC Rules Relaxation + SpaceX’s $$$ Injection,” Satnews, 20 August 2020, URL:

68) Caleb Henry, ”Hughes Network Systems to invest $50 million in revived OneWeb,” SpaceNews, 28 July 2020, URL:

69) Chris Forrester, ”Questioning The UK Plan For OneWeb,” Satnews, 20 July 2020, URL:

70) ”UK government to acquire cutting-edge satellite network,” UK government press release, 3 July 2020, URL:


72) ”OneWeb Files for Chapter 11 Restructuring to Execute Sale Process,” OneWeb, 27 March 2020, URL:

73) ”Hughes and OneWeb Announce Global Distribution Partnership for Low Earth Orbit Satellite Service,” PR Newswire, 9 March 2020, URL:

74) ”RUAG Space dispenses another batch of Airbus OneWeb satellites,” Space Daily, 7 February 2020, URL:

75) ”OneWeb lifts off: Next batch ready to launch,” Airbus, 3 February 2020, URL:

76) ”OneWeb Confirms Launch Date from Baikonur, Kazakhstan,” OneWeb, 30 January 2020, URL:

77) Stephen Clark, ”OneWeb’s first full-up launch delayed to January ,” Spaceflight Now, 12 November 2019, URL:

78) ”OneWeb Satellites and partners OneWeb and Airbus transform space industry with world’s first high-volume satellite production facility in Florida,” OneWeb, 22 July 2019, URL:

79) ”Why an Elementary School's Name in Anchorage, Alaska, was Selected to be on a OneWeb Satellite,” Satnews Daily, 25 February 2019, URL:

80) ”18m pounds for OneWeb satellite constellation to deliver global communications,” Space Daily, 19 February 2019, URL:

81) UKSA and Chris Skidmore MP, ”£18m for OneWeb satellite constellation to deliver global communications,” GOV.UK, 18 February 2019, URL:

82) ”Six OneWeb satellites are integrated for their upcoming Arianespace Soyuz launch,” Arianespace, 13 February 2019, URL:

83) ”Integration of Six OneWeb Spacecraft Completed by Arianespace for Upcoming Launch,” Satnews Daily, 13 Feb. 2019, URL:

84) ”OneWeb Satellites has shipped first satellites for the OneWeb constellation to launch site,” Airbus Press Release, 22 January 2019,

85) Caleb Henry, ”OneWeb scales back baseline constellation by 300 satellites,” Space News, 13 December 2018, URL:

86) ”Arianespace’s thirteenth flight for OneWeb successfully deployed 34 additional satellites,” Arianespace Press Release, 10 February 2022, URL:

87) Jason Rainbow, ”Arianespace launches 34 OneWeb satellites in first mission of 2022,” SpaceNews, 10 February 2022, URL:

88) ”Flight ST37, the 15th operated by Arianespace in 2021, successfully placed 36 more OneWeb satellites into orbit,” Arianespace Press Release, 27 December 2021, URL:

89) ”OneWeb Confirms Successful Launch of 36 Satellites, After Rapid Year of Progress,” OneWeb, 27 December 2021, URL:

90) ”With Flight ST36, Arianespace sets a new mark; more than half of the OneWeb constellation now successfully deployed,” Arianespace Press Release, 14 October 2021, URL:

91) ”With Flight ST35 for OneWeb, Arianespace sets a new mark by successfully putting more than 1,000 satellites in orbit since its foundation,” Arianespace Press Release, 14 September 2021, URL:

92) ”Following VA254 and VV19, Flight ST34 marks Arianespace’s third successful launch in less than one month,” Arianespace Press Release, 22 August 2021, URL:

93) ”Flight ST33: Arianespace successfully deploys 36 OneWeb constellation satellites,” Arianespace Press Release, 1 July 2021, URL:

94) ”OneWeb Completes its ‘Five to 50’ Mission to Cover Regions North of 50 Degrees Latitude including UK, Canada, Alaska and Arctic Region,” OneWeb, 1 July 2021, URL:

95) Jason Rainbow, ”OneWeb hits coverage goal with latest launch, sets sights on southern regions,” SpaceNews, 1 July 2021, URL:

96) ”Successful Launch Brings OneWeb Closer to ‘Five to 50’ Ambition,” OneWeb, 28 May 2021, URL:

97) ”Flight ST32: Arianespace successfully deploys OneWeb constellation satellites,” Arianespace Press Release, 29 May 2021, URL:

98) ”Flight ST31: Arianespace successfully deploys OneWeb constellation satellites,” Arianespace Press Release, 26 April 2021, URL:

99) Jason Rainbow, ”OneWeb adds 36 satellites to broadband constellation as deployment accelerates,” SpaceNews, 25 April 2021, URL:

100) ”Flight ST30: Arianespace successfully deploys OneWeb constellation satellites,” Arianespace Press Release, 25 March 2021, URL:

101) ”Launch#5 Building the Network,” OneWeb, 25 March 2021, URL:

102) Jeff Foust, ”OneWeb resumes satellite deployment with Soyuz launch,” SpaceNews, 18 December 2020, URL:

103) ”Flight ST29: Successful OneWeb constellation’s satellites deployment with Arianespace’s first mission from the Vostochny Cosmodrome,” Arianespace Press Release, 18 December 2020, URL:

104) Stephen Clark, ”Soyuz rocket successfully launches 34 more OneWeb satellites,” 21 March 2020, URL:

105) ”OneWeb successfully launches 34 more satellites into orbit in second launch of 2020,” OneWeb, 21 March 2020, URL:

106) Stephen Clark, ”Successful Soyuz launch deploys 34 satellites for OneWeb network,” Spaceflight Now, 7 February 2020:

107) ”Mission success: Arianespace and Starsem launch 34 OneWeb satellites to help bridge the digital divide,” Arianespace, 7 February, 2020, URL:

108) ”Soyuz Flight ST27 Launch Kit, Arianespace, February 2020, URL:

109) ”Connecting everyone, everywhere: Arianespace orbits the first six OneWeb satellites on its latest Soyuz success,” Arianespace, 27 February 2019, URL:

110) ”Arianespace launches first batch of OneWeb satellites,” Space Daily, 28 February 2019, URL:

111) Sandra Erwin, ”Hughes and OneWeb deploy high-speed internet for U.S. military at remote Arctic base,” SpaceNews, 23 June 2022, URL:

112) ”OneWeb Technologies and Intelsat Demo Global Multi-Orbit Satellite Service to U.S. Department of Defense,” OWT, 4 November 2021, URL:

113) ”OneWeb and BT sign agreement to explore rural connectivity solutions in the UK and beyond,” OneWeb, 27 June 2021, URL:

114) Jason Rainbow, ”OneWeb agrees SoftBank alliance to get Japanese regulatory approvals,” SpaceNews, 13 May 2021, URL:

115) ”OneWeb takes Responsible Space to the Next Level with Recommendations for Sustainable Space Practices,” OneWeb, 23 October 2019, URL:

116) H. G. Lewis, T. Maclay, JP Sheehan and M. Lindsay, ”Long-Term Environmental Effects of Deploying the OneWeb Satellite Constellation,” Proceedings of the 70th IAC (International Astronautical Congress), Washington DC, USA, 21-25 October 2019, paper: IAC-19-A6.2.4, URL:,A6,2,4,x53804.pdf

117) T. Maclaya, W. Everetts, D. Engelhardt, ”Responsible Satellite Design and Operational Practices:A Critical Component of Effective Space Environment Management (SEM),” Proceedings of the 70th IAC (International Astronautical Congress), Washington DC, USA, 21-25 October 2019, paper: IAC-19-A6.10-B4.10.3 URL:,A6,10-B4.10,3,x54708.pdf

118) T. Maclaya, D. McKnight, ”Space Environment Management: Framing the Objective and Setting Priorities for Controlling Orbital Debris Risk,” Proceedings of the 70th IAC (International Astronautical Congress), Washington DC, USA, 21-25 October 2019, paper: IAC-19-A6.8.3, URL:,A6,8,3,x49636.pdf

119) Ruth Pritchard-Kelly, ”New Satellite Technologies to Provide the Geographic Ubiquity Needed to Connect the Globe, Benefitting the SDGs, 5G, and the Digital Divide,” Proceedings of the 70th IAC (International Astronautical Congress), Washington DC, USA, 21-25 October 2019, paper: IAC-19-B2.5, URL:,B2,5,1,x48679.pdf

120) ”OneWeb brings fiber-like internet for the Arctic in 2020,” OneWeb, 4 September 2019, URL:

121) ”OneWeb's Global Ku- and Ka-Band Spectrum is Secured,” Satnews Daily, 11 August 2019, URL:

122) ”OneWeb Secures Global Spectrum Further Enabling Global Connectivity Services,” OneWeb, 7 August 2019, URL:

123) ”OneWeb’s Satellites Deliver Real-Time HD Streaming from Space,” OneWeb, 16 July 2019, URL:

124) ”OneWeb Partners with Intellian for User Terminals,” Satnews Daily, 7 May 2019, URL:

125) ”OneWeb and Intellian Announce User Terminal Partnership to Enable Remote Enterprise and Cellular Backhaul Connectivity Expansion,” Intellian Press Release, 7 May 2019, URL:

126) ”OneWeb Secures $1.25 Billion in New Funding After Successful Launch,” OneWeb Press Release, 18 March 2019, URL:

127) ”GMV controls the first satellites of OneWeb's mega-constellation,” Space Daily, 5 March 2019, URL:

128) ”Arianespace successfully performs the first of 21 launches for the OneWeb constellation,” 27 February 2019, URL:

129) Caleb Henry, ”Bharti Enterprises asks ISRO for help developing OneWeb user terminals,” SpaceNews, 20 August 2020, URL:

130) ”Hughes and OneWeb Announce Global Distribution Partnership for Low Earth Orbit Satellite Service,” OneWeb, 9 March 2020, URL:

131) ”Hughes Signs $190M Contract with OneWeb for Production of Ground Network System for Global Internet Services,” Hughes 7 November 2017, URL:

132) ”Architecting OneWeb's Massive Satellite Constellation Ground System,” Ground Segment Architecture Workshop 2017, URL:

The information compiled and edited in this article was provided by Herbert J. Kramer from his documentation of: ”Observation of the Earth and Its Environment: Survey of Missions and Sensors” (Springer Verlag) as well as many other sources after the publication of the 4th edition in 2002. - Comments and corrections to this article are always welcome for further updates (

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