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OneWeb: Satellites

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL2253, tabled on 21 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their acquisition of a share of OneWeb on 3 July 2020, how many satellites OneWeb have launched since that date; where were those satellites manufactured; what launch vehicles were used; and from where they were launched.

Answered on

28 July 2021

Since the Government’s investment, OneWeb has launched 180 satellites, bringing the total number of satellites launched to 254.

OneWeb satellites are currently manufactured in Florida, USA. The payload (the active component), for the satellites is manufactured in the UK.

OneWeb currently utilises heavy launch via their ArianeSpace contract executed through the Soyuz launcher at Vostochny in Russia.