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Wyler now involved with 400,000+ satellites

June 30, 2023

Our recent report on Greg Wyler’s e-Space filing via the French spectrum regulator with the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) for 116,640 new C-band satellites contained an error. We said that the new French filing for frequencies meant that his previous application using Rwanda for 327,000 satellites had “evidently died”.

We were wrong. The Rwandan filings, also still connected with Greg Wyler, are very much active.

E-Space, in a message to Advanced Television, says: “Our filing in France is in addition to our filings in Rwanda. At E-Space, we have a number of novel projects underway, aimed at delivering advanced and Smart-IoT solutions.”

E-Space is now firmly headquartered in Toulouse, France and is seeking to obtain a 20,000 sq. m. factory to start assembling its satellites.

E-Space’s first three demo-satellites were launched via Rocket Lab launch vehicles in May 2022. As of August 2022, the company had filed for more than 300,000 satellites through Rwanda. In November of that same year E-Space also became one of the first companies in the world to be listed in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s official satellite registry, thus providing legal permission for E-Space to provide land communications traffic in Saudi Arabia.

Earlier this year the Rwandan Space Agency said its 300,000+ satellites, named Cinnamon-217 and Cinnamon-937, comprised of 27 orbital shells, with each of those shells except a single-plane equatorial shell made up of 12,970 satellites, bringing the total to 327,320 satellites, according to Rwandan submissions to the ITU.

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