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