OneWeb Satellites Plant Heralds Industry Transition To Mass Production

OneWeb Satellites has set up two production lines, each capable of completing one spacecraft per day.
Credit: OneWeb Satellites
In the satellite industry, high throughput used to refer to a satellite’s bandwidth. But these days it is starting to mean something else: fast-paced manufacturing. For example, SpaceX is producing about seven Starlink broadband satellites per day at its factory in Redmond, Washington. After flying...
Thierry Dubois

Thierry Dubois has specialized in aerospace journalism since 1997. An engineer in fluid dynamics from Toulouse-based Enseeiht, he covers the French commercial aviation, defense and space industries. His expertise extends to all things technology in Europe. Thierry is also the editor-in-chief of Aviation Week’s ShowNews. 

Irene Klotz

Irene Klotz is Senior Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International.

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