OneWeb’s first satellite launch heralds more activity on Florida’s Space Coast

Work is expected to crank up soon at OneWeb LLC’s Central Florida manufacturing plant to meet its goal to have hundreds of satellites in orbit by 2021. 

Arlington, Va.-based OneWeb on Feb. 27 started building its large group of satellites, known as a constellation, when the Russian-built Soyus rocket took six OneWeb satellites into space, launching from Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.