Americas Asia-Pacific EMEA



RUAG technology is key enabler for OneWeb

RUAG Space will supply the structures for the OneWeb satellite constellation. A contract between OneWeb Satellites, the company responsible for constructing the OneWeb satellites, and RUAG Space has been signed that anticipates delivery of structures for 900 satellites by the end of 2020.

OneWeb is revolutionizing global connectivity and by far the largest satellite constellation ever. In just a few years’ time, about 900 satellites will be manufactured to be launched into low Earth orbit at an altitude of around 1,200 kilometres. These will offer broadband internet with up to 50 Mbps around the globe.

Those who stand to gain the most from OneWeb are the four billion people who currently have no access to fast internet. Particularly in developing and newly industrialised nations, OneWeb will offer people new opportunities for information, education and economic growth.

OneWeb shareholders are Virgin Galactic, Qualcomm, Intelsat, Hughes Network Systems and Coca-Cola. OneWeb Satellites, the company responsible for the satellites’ construction, is a joint venture between the OneWeb consortium and Airbus Defence and Space, Europe’s largest satellite builder.

RUAG Space plans to start manufacturing the satellite structures early next year. Comparable to an automotive chassis, this structure serves as the backbone for all other modules on the satellite. In total, RUAG Space will build 900 satellite structures, the largest mass production of satellites in history.