OneWeb’s Wyler: Debris regulation needed before constellations launch; confident on landing rights in India, China, Russia

by Peter B. de Selding

LOGAN, Utah — OneWeb founder Greg Wyler, whose constellation is preparing for monthly launches of 30-plus satellites starting late this year, acknowledged that landing rights will be a challenge for OneWeb but that the company is making headway with regulators in China, Russia, India and elsewhere.

In an address to the SmallSat Conference here, Wyler also reiterated his call for stricter regulatory oversight of satellite constellations to assure they minimize production of orbital debris. Leaving it to free-market forces, he said, will not work.

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