At a site that 35 years ago saw production of the first European telecommunications satellite, known as ECS-1 or Eutelsat I F-1, Airbus and startup OneWeb are gearing up to manufacture satellites at an unprecedented pace: one per day. The production rate eventually will need to be consistent with OneWeb’s plan to launch 900 satellites into low Earth orbit over the next two or three years to provide broadband internet service globally. For OneWeb, publicizing the start of production is ...


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