Airbus announces purchase of quota di Eutelsat OneWeb injv
For the satellite constellation manufacturing
Airbus US Space & Defense, Inc. announced completion of a deal with Eutelsat OneWeb to purchase its 50% share of the Airbus OneWeb Satellites (AOS) joint-venture.
The company is now the sole owner of AOS and the satellite manufacturing facility in Merritt Island, Florida.
The new structure is expected to provide maximum efficiency and increased competitiveness for commercial, institutional and national security space customers.
Airbus US Space & Defense recently retooled the Merritt Island factory to accomodate the Arrow 450 production line and is starting an expansion project to meet increased demand for small satellites from commercial and government customers deepening the company’s presence in Florida.
The joint-venture, established in 2016, built more than 600 satellites at the rate of two per day for the OneWeb first generation constellation, currently operating on-orbit.
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