A satellite start-up has successfully launched its first satellites in a aimed at delivering "affordable" Internet to every corner of the . The London-based company is called OneWeb. Its first six satellites were put into on Wednesday in a launch from French Guiana. A Russian Soyuz rocket transported the spacecraft. OneWeb said it eventually wants to have around 900 spacecraft in an network in space. Only 648 satellites are needed to provide global Internet . OneWeb will start sending more Internet satellites into space towards the of this year. The company intends to launch rockets every month, each carrying 39 satellites.
OneWeb CEO Adrian Steckel was about the launch of the multi-billion-dollar project. He said it would transform the lives of millions of people. He told reporters: "We're going to connect of people who are not currently connected. We're going to start by focusing on connecting schools, connecting boats, connecting planes, and connecting huge of the planet." Not everyone is happy at the of a global Internet . Reports are that China is testing to block the network. North Korea might also fear the network could damage its security. Russia has voiced that OneWeb's network could be used to gather .