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Rwanda’s Space Agency partners with Atlas Space

Rwanda’s Space Agency (RSA) has signed a strategic partnership with Atlas Space Operations to utilise a teleport in Rwanda. RSA is building a major teleport capable of hosting multiple ground stations to serve and connect with satellites in different orbits. The partnership with Atlas Space Operations – signed by Mike Carey, co-founder and COO at […]

February 23, 2023By Chris Forrester

E-Space acquires CommAgility

Would be mega-constellation operator E-Space, which wants to build 300,000 small satellites, has acquired hardware developer CommAgility. E-Space is managed by serial entrepreneur Greg Wyler. E-Space, using Rwandan frequencies, has paid $14.5 million (€13.8m) for CommAgility. The company is based in Loughborough, UK. CommAgilty has some 50 staff and the company specialises in managing systems […]

December 7, 2022By Chris Forrester

Wyler: “Comms future must be heterogeneous”

Greg Wyler, a serial entrepreneur who founded O3b, OneWeb and now the Rwanda-backed e-Space concept of 300,000 low Earth orbiting satellites, explained to delegates his vision for satellite industry at the Riyadh Connecting the World from the Skies event. He said 10 years from now there should be no difference between satellite and terrestrial. “Everything […]

November 17, 2022

Rwanda’s E-Space adds senior staff

Rwanda is backing a scheme to launch 300,000 satellites into low Earth orbit. The project, E-Space, is being advised as CEO by serial satellite entrepreneur Greg Wyler (who was instrumental in forming O3b and OneWeb). E-Space is now hiring senior staffers. Production of the satellite fleet is due to commence next year. E-Space has now […]

August 26, 2022By Chris Forrester

Rwanda still wants 300,000+ satellites

Last year, the tiny African state of Rwanda registered several constellations of small satellites with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), totalling more than 300,000 units. It insists it wants to go ahead with the project but wants to ensure strict safety and debris removal for its satellite users. Anuarite Umwari, Rwanda’s Space Agency legal and […]

June 23, 2022By Chris Forrester

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

Sat-operators slam would-be constellations

The likes of Steve Collar, CEO at SES, have heavily criticised the 2021 trend to propose massive satellite constellations. Specifically, Collar had in mind the recent Rwanda proposal, with advice supplied by OneWeb founder Greg Wyler, for 327,230 orbiting satellites in low Earth orbit. Collar, speaking at the Euroconsult World Satellite Business Week in Paris, […]

December 16, 2021By 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