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E-Space Completes CNES-Commissioned Feasibility Study of its LEO Constellation System

By Jeffrey Hill | June 8, 2023

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    Greg Wyler’s new satellite constellation company E-Space announced Thursday that it completed a five-month feasibility study of its space-based IoT solutions and services.

    The study, commissioned by the French Space Agency, Centre National D’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), assessed and validated the technical capabilities of the E-Space satellite system, which includes its space platform, communication payload, guidance, navigation & control (GNC) and user terminal. The company said the study also validated the long-term viability of its underlying business model and identified technical opportunities to expand engagements for future collaborations between CNES, E-Space and the French space ecosystem.

    William Ricard, E-Space director of Commercial Strategy and Product Development commented, “Completing this study with CNES, one of world’s leading space agencies, provided important validation of our technology and market approach. We are now taking important next steps to operationalize our global LEO constellation, which involves investing in key regions, including France. By expanding our regional presence and bringing on additional local talent, we can set the standard in the global design, development, manufacture and commercialization of sustainable LEO systems.”

    Founded by Wyler, who also established O3b Networks and OneWeb, E-Space is designing a LEO satellite system that enable end-users to connect, track, sense and act on edge AI optimized data, gathered from billions of novel E-Space devices that would be deployed planet-wide.