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Greg Wyler

First batch of Rwandan satellites readied

The small African state of Rwanda has filings for more than 300,000 small satellites in its E-Space business. Satellite entrepreneur Greg Wyler is behind the scheme. He helped found O3b and OneWeb. Their first demonstration satellites are readying for launch. Three prototype satellites are to be launched as part of a 34-payload mission carried into […]

April 12, 2022By Chris Forrester

Rwanda will launch 3 test LEO satellites

Rwanda has, the landlocked republic lying south of the Equator in east-central Africa plans – and has official filings lodged – to launch more than 100,000 small satellites for broadband connectivity. The country’s project, named E-Space, used the Washington Satellite 2022 event to say that it had contracted with Rocket Lab and its Electron rocket […]

March 23, 2022

Wyler sticks to 100,000 satellite plan

Greg Wyler was instrumental in founding OneWeb. Prior to that he was instrumental in the establishment of O3b (standing for the ‘other 3 billion’ of global unconnected homes). Both outfits let him go, but according to recent reports plus an interview given to the FT, he is determined to see 100,000 satellites launched in conjunction […]

February 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Wyler behind Rwanda’s 300,000 satellite plan

Rwanda’s ITU filing to build and launch 327,000 satellites in low Earth orbit (LEO) was considered by many observers to be at the very least “audacious”. Now, according to a report in the Sunday Telegraph newspaper, it has emerged that the scheme is being masterminded by Greg Wyler, a serial entrepreneur and who has also […]

November 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

OneWeb rejects Wyler in bankruptcy action

A Chapter 11 bankruptcy reconstruction allows the affected business to accept or reject some of the contracts and leases that were in place prior to the bankruptcy. OneWeb has delivered to its bankruptcy court a long list of contracts, some it will be happy to respect or amend but others it wants to be rejected. […]

September 23, 2020