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OneWeb to create more than 150 new jobs in its London Headquarters

(13 June 2019 - OneWeb) OneWeb, the global communications company on a mission to connect the unconnected, is proud to announce the deepening of its commitment to the UK, with the creation of more than 150 new jobs through the expansion of its Global Operations Center in White City, London.

Using state-of-the-art technology, these critical positions will add additional support for OneWeb to manage, monitor and control its satellite network from a single location.

The increase of OneWeb’s team at its London Headquarters is a clear demonstration of its long-term commitment to the UK, which has been home to its global headquarters since 2017. The new roles will help power OneWeb’s ongoing launch program, which commenced in February 2019 and is now driving the commercialization of the business. With customers coming on board and launches planned each month, OneWeb is on target to provide high speed global internet coverage by 2021.

This commitment also strengthens the partnership between OneWeb and the UK Space Agency (UKSA), which invested £18m in OneWeb’s Sunrise Program in February 2019. OneWeb’s Sunrise Program is dedicated to advancing a new space ecosystem and ensuring the space environment is preserved for all. OneWeb’s Sunrise Program will develop cutting-edge technologies needed to enable future ambitions, whether it be in satellite hardware, ground infrastructure or the responsible use of space (end of life deorbiting). While OneWeb’s satellites are equipped to be deorbited under their own power at the end of their operational missions with high reliability, efforts under Sunrise will further ensure we leave no debris behind while connecting the world. All our satellites are also equipped with a grappling interface should there be a need for additional support to deorbit the satellites.

“Our relationship and investment in the UK is extremely important for OneWeb. We will be able to deliver on our mission to provide global connectivity thanks to the forward leaning vision of the UKSA and others” said Adrian Steckel, CEO of OneWeb. “We are proud to have a base in the heart of London, which is a global tech hub with key talent and a center of innovation.” Mr Steckel added.

On OneWeb’s investment, Graham Stuart, the UK Minister for Investment said: “Too few people are aware of the success and significance of the UK space sector or its vast potential for future growth. That is why we are proud to support OneWeb’s investment into our commercial space industry. This represents another vote of confidence in the UK and an important step in building our space sector.”

About OneWeb

OneWeb's mission is to enable Internet access for everyone, everywhere. OneWeb is building a communications network with a constellation of Low Earth Orbit satellites that will provide connectivity to people around the world. OneWeb is creating business solutions for Broadband, Government and Cellular Backhaul. Its high speed, low latency, network will offer game-changing Mobility solutions to industries that rely on global connectivity, such as Aviation, Maritime, Automotive, Trains and more.