OneWeb to start service this year

The company has now put 254 satellites into space and will be able to start a commercial broadband service later this year.

This year’s  service would be able to reach anywhere north of 50 degrees latitude which includes the UK, Canada, Northern Europe, Greenland, Iceland, and continental USA.

Next year the service will be accessible globally.

The latest 36 satellites were put into orbit by a Russian Soyuz rocket launched from the Vostochny cosmodrome.

OneWeb is now fully funded having raised $2.4 billion.