First six OneWeb satellites orbited

February 28, 2019 On February 28, 2019 Arianespace launched from Kourou, French Guiana, the first six low-earth-orbit OneWeb satellites to an altitude of approximately 1,000 km on board a Soyuz launch vehicle. In June 2015 Arianespace and OneWeb signed an agreement on 21 launches from three sites - Kourou in French Guiana, Baikonur in Kazakhstan, and Vostochny in Russia - during Phase 1 of the project until 2020.
OneWeb plans to deploy a low-earth-orbit constellation made up of 650 satellites to offer high-bit-rate Internet service all across the world. It is expected that this service will become available in test mode in 2020.
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