SpaceX, OneWeb may be just the start to Central Florida’s satellite business


SpaceX’s big plans to launch nearly 12,000 satellites to orbit, along with OneWeb LLC wanting to launch 900 satellites, means big opportunities coming to Central Florida in the form of manufacturing and increased launch activity — and that may be just the start of what’s to come.

The reason both SpaceX and OneWeb want to launch hundreds or thousands of satellites to space is to increase connectivity in the U.S. and around the world, but the demand for broadband — high-speed internet access — only will increase as more devices are made to connect to the internet.