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Airbus, OneWeb aim to kick off new satellite era with first launch

Reuters Kourou, French Guiana Feb 28, 2019, 02.29 PM (IST)

A rocket carrying six satellites built by Airbus SE and partner OneWeb blasted off from French Guiana on Wednesday, the first step in a plan to give millions of people in remote and rural areas high-speed internet beamed down from space.