Google satellite expert Greg Wyler leaves company

3 Sep 2014

Greg Wyler, a key employee in internet search giant Google’s efforts to beam internet access to unwired parts of world via satellite, has left the company only a few months after having been hired.

The Information reported why the relationship between the satellite communications expert and Google “deteriorated just a few months after his hiring couldn’t be learned”.

In another report, The Verge revealed Wyler reportedly left Google to work with SpaceX, but not as an actual employee.

SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecraft.

Wyler is the founder of O3b Networks, another company that also works on ways to bring internet access to the developing world.

Wyler joined Google earlier this year along with Brian Holz, O3b’s CTO, as Google worked on a US$1bn project to build a network of 180 satellites to provide internet access globally.

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Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic