Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

‘On My Tombstone, It Should Say Connected the World, Not Created Orbital Debris’ |

Greg Wyler’s audacious vision for connecting the world via a 720-satellite constellation, rooted in part by time spent in Africa hooking up remote villages with terrestrial links, has no successful precedent.

But $500 million of initial investment capital and a list of ground-floor partners that includes heavyweights Qualcomm, Coca-Cola, Totalplay Communications and Bharti Enterprises go a long way toward building credibility. So much so that space hardware and service providers have been actively gearing up for the day that OneWeb comes knocking.

For some, notably satellite manufacturer Airbus Defence and Space and launch service providers Arianespace and Virgin Galactic, that day has already come.

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