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OneWeb Launches Innovation from Florida’s Space Coast
BREVARD COUNTY – OneWeb, a global communications network company, is joining Florida’s roster of 30,000 high-tech companies with an expansion in Brevard County that will create 250 technology manufacturing and engineering jobs. The company also plans to locate a satellite manufacturing facility along Florida’s Space Coast, investing nearly $85 million in the region. OneWeb will design, build and launch an extensive network of small, low Earth orbit satellites that will enable the delivery of internet services to every corner of the planet at a low cost.
CEO, OneWeb Satellites
In April 2016, OneWeb unveiled its plans to locate a 100,000-sq.-ft. satellite manufacturing facility and create 250 high-tech jobs along Florida’s Space Coast.