The Space Group is pleased to announce their first lecture of 2017 will be presented by Greg Wyler, founder and executive chairman, OneWeb on Wednesday 22nd February 2017. This lecture will discuss the development of the OneWeb constellation and the mission of bridging the digital divide.
In 2012, Greg founded OneWeb with the mission of enabling Internet access for everyone. Setting a goal of connecting every unconnected school in the world by 2022, he built a team and designed a satellite constellation to achieve that vision. After the system was designed, in 2014 OneWeb raised over $500,000,000 USD in its A-Round from investors including Qualcomm, Bharti, Airbus, Coca-Cola, Echostar, Virgin and Intelsat, and $1.2bn USD in its B-round with lead investor Softbank. Greg continues to lead the architecture and development of the system looking towards its initial activation in 2019.
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