Airbus plans to build 900 satellites for OneWeb Network




The European aircraft manufacturer Airbus has signed an agreement with OneWeb, a company that wants to offer internet via hundreds of satellites in particularly poor areas. Airbus plans to build 900 mini satellites OneWeb, of which at least 600 should be launched.

The satellites that Airbus wants to build roads go around 150kg. According to the agreement between Airbus and OneWeb will build the European aircraft first 10 satellites in its factory in Toulouse to transfer production then to a factory in the US There are created 900, 300 as reserve stock.

To bring the planned 600 OneWeb satellites in space, what should happen from 2018, will probably be done in a launch system to be developed by the Virgin Group Richard Branson. The billionaire is also on the board of OneWeb and expects to use technology that Virgin Galactic is developing for creating ‘tourist’ space flights.

Airbus has no financial details disclosed about the deal with OneWeb, a company must develop yet. According to the BBC, it is likely that Airbus pays a portion itself. The Airbus is another challenge to build the hundreds of satellites at an acceptable price; The aircraft manufacturer has to be the name pricey.


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