OneWeb’s first satellites to launch Feb 26
February 14, 2019
By Chris Forrester
OneWeb, which wants to populate the planet with an initial 600 broadband satellites, will launch its first batch of 6 satellites on February 26th.
The slippage of just a few days from the original February 19th plan was explained by founder Greg Wyler, saying: “This is new territory launching so many autonomous spacecraft, and they were factory built. Two firsts, so we are moving carefully in every way. A few days here or there to double check rockets, routines and process is ok by me,” he wrote on Twitter.
The launch will take place aboard a Russian Soyuz rocket but handled by Arianespace from its Kourou, French Guiana spaceport.