In March 2017, OneWeb Satellites’ broke ground on a high-volume satellite manufacturing facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. OneWeb Satellites is a joint venture between OneWeb, a satellite-based global network provider and Airbus Defence and Space, along with the world’s second largest space company. The ambitious goal of the project is to fully bridge the ‘digital divide’ by 2027, making internet access available and affordable for everyone.
The expertise of Airbus in space exploration also makes it a valuable partner for the United States. On the James Webb Space Telescope – which will become the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) premier orbital observatory – Airbus is providing the Near Infrared Spectrograph instrument capable of detecting the faintest radiation from distant galaxies. This massive telescope will be orbited by an Ariane 5, the European launch vehicle built under the responsibility of production prime contractor ArianeGroup (a joint venture of Airbus and France’s Safran).
The U.S. Air Force has acquired five Eagle Vision systems – Airbus’ commercial, off-the-shelf deployable ground station that receives non-classified satellite imagery. The system meets requirements ranging from mission planning and predictive battle space awareness to determining air mobility requirements at airfields and the assessment of natural disaster areas.
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