Even OneWeb’s mega-constellation, whose first satellites are just now being built by the OneWeb-Airbus joint venture OneWeb Satellites in Toulouse, France, doesn’t provide the scale needed to justify the upfront expense of automating assembly. Credit: Airbus
Minotaur IV graphic
Amazonas-5 Hispasat Antonov Proton ILS
Orbital ATK Thaicom-8
GMD test
SSL satellite servicing concept
Orbital ATK successfully tested a motor used for the Orion spacecraft's abort system June 15, 2017. Credit: Orbital ATK
An Orbital ATK Antares rocket lifts off from Wallops Island, Virginia, Oct. 17, carrying a Cygnus cargo spacecraft bound for the ISS. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
Atlas 5 Cygnus launch
OA-6 launch
ULA Vulcan
SSL satellite servicing concept
Orbital ATK is developing the NGL rocket to launch from a multi-use pad at Kennedy Space Center. Credit: Orbital ATK artist’s concept
ULA technicians monitor the progress as the payload fairing containing the Orbital ATK Cygnus pressurized cargo module is lowered onto the Centaur upper stage of the Atlas 5 rocket scheduled to launch Cygnus to the ISS on April 18. Credit: ULA

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