OneWeb launched the 36 satellites from a Soyuz launch vehicle, which began from the Vostochny Cosmodrome, in Russia.
Project Kuiper is supposed to have gotten its names from the region of the Solar System called Kuiper belt.
The US Space Command chief visited SpaceX’s Starlink factory in Washington but didn't elaborate on the Pentagon’s plans.
SpaceX's tweeted that it wants to 'update satellite software and triple-check everything again' before launch.
The Starlink satellites look snugly placed inside the Falcon 9's nosecone in Musk's recent tweet.
The first of SpaceX's satellites in the Starlink network were launched to orbit in February 2018.
Internet beamed from space is a priority for isolated zones more than cities & still at least 5-10 years away.
SpaceX has already produced a bunch of Starlink satellites and is on track to start launching them in May.
Amazon, too, will join many other big & small names in the race to provide global access to internet.
To blanket the world in internet, OneWeb means to send up about 650 satellites into orbit.
In December, SpaceX was reported to raise $500 million, taking its valuation to $30.5 billion.
OneWeb plans to create a network of 900 satellites, most of which it wants to send into orbit.
Russia is an important market for OneWeb’s project because it has many remote areas where high-speed broadband is not available.
Facebook is working on launching Athena, its own Internet satellite, early in 2019.
The system proposed by privately held SpaceX, as Space Exploration Holdings is known, will use 4,425 satellites, the FCC said.
SoftBank will invest $1 billion in Satellite Venture OneWeb as part of the $50 billion pledge to USA
SoftBank Group Corp has agreed to invest $1 billion in U.S. satellite venture OneWeb Ltd, marking the first tranche of a $50 billion U.S. investment the Japanese telecoms and technology company's founder Masayoshi Son pledged to President-elect Donald Trump.
Privately owned OneWeb announced what it called the world's largest commercial rocket deal on Thursday after raising $500 million from a group of global investors to support its plans to bring broadband to billions of people via satellite.
The OneWeb mission is like the Facebook-led Internet.org initiative which states that it aims to bring 5 billion people online in partnership with tech giants like Smasung and Qualcomm.
A firm backed by Virgin and Qualcomm is planning to launch the world's largest-ever satellite network to provide high-speed Internet access around the world.