In a bid to spread access to high-speed broadband service around the globe, OneWeb Ltd. has signed contracts with European launch consortium Arianespace and Virgin Galactic to deploy a constellation of more than 600 low-orbiting Internet satellites starting in 2017. Valued at €1-2 billion ($1.1-2.2 billion) the Arianespace agreement marks the company’s largest single order to date. Spread across 21 Soyuz launches, it includes options for five additional rides atop the ...


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