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After bankruptcy and war, OneWeb turns to a competitor for help

OneWeb, as ever, is doing what it needs to do to survive.



Enlarge / OneWeb satellites launch on a Soyuz rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome earlier in 2022. (credit: OneWeb)

There’s one thing that can be definitively said about broadband communications company OneWeb: It’s a survivor.

The company has persisted through several different owners, a bankruptcy, having its satellites taken as hostages amid a regional war, and nearly completing a satellite Internet constellation in low-Earth orbit. Now, the London-based company is set to take the next step in its meandering but persistent journey toward success.

As early as Tuesday, December 6, a batch of 40 satellites is due to launch on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A in Florida. SpaceX, of course, is a competitor in satellite broadband Internet.

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