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OneWeb: Satellites

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL2254, tabled on 21 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans OneWeb has to manufacture satellites in the UK; when they expect any such manufacture to begin; what specific applications of OneWeb satellites they expect to benefit the UK; when they expect the development of second generation OneWeb satellites to be completed; and whether they expect the second generation OneWeb satellites to be suitable for Positioning Navigation and Timing programmes.

Answered on

28 July 2021

Details of satellite production and manufacturing are a commercial matter for the company. However, the Government would of course welcome R&D and manufacturing activity in the UK as part of efforts to grow the UK space sector.

The Space Based PNT programme is continuing to evaluate options for future PNT resilience in the UK.