Considered a leader behind Google’s “efforts to beam Internet connectivity across the globe via satellite,” Greg Wyler left the company “abruptly” according to reports.
It remains unclear precisely why. There’s more background here.
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.