It would be easy to overlook a pair of small satellites that rolled off an assembly line at Airbus’ Toulouse manufacturing facility in March. For starters, they are  pint-sized cousins of the flock of more than 200 satellites built by Airbus since 1961. Plus, they will never fly in space.  The birds are test articles for a joint venture with OneWeb, which plans to operate an initial constellation of 720 spacecraft in low Earth orbit (LEO) to provide worldwide high-speed ...

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