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SpaceX may spin out its Starlink satellite venture

SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell is quoted as saying that the company is planning to spin out its Starlink satellite internet operation — which is currently centered in Redmond, Wash. — and offer shares in an initial public offering. Get the news brief … Continue reading

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Apple reportedly working on secret satellite project

Apple has joined SpaceX, OneWeb, Amazon and other companies in targeting the market for satellite internet services, Bloomberg News reported today. Bloomberg quoted unidentified people familiar with the work as saying that the California-based company has a secret team working on … Continue reading

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Amazon seeks FCC’s OK for Kuiper satellites

By Alan Boyle and Taylor Soper Amazon is asking the Federal Communications Commission for approval of its Project Kuiper satellite broadband venture, and referring to potential synergies with Amazon Web Services as a strong selling point. GeekWire first reported news of Project … Continue reading

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SpaceX deals out 60 Starlink internet satellites

After two postponements, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket executed a mission that dealt out 60 Starlink broadband data satellites in low Earth orbit. The rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, right on time, at 10:30 … Continue reading

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FCC approves SpaceX’s revised satellite plan

The Federal Communications Commission today approved SpaceX’s proposed revisions in its plan to put thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit to provide global broadband connectivity, clearing the way to start launching satellites next month. SpaceX already had authorization for 4,425 … Continue reading

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SoftBank and Loon team up in global internet race

HAPSMobile, a joint venture created by Japan’s SoftBank Corp. and California-based AeroVironment, is jumping into the race to provide global broadband access from above, alongside SpaceX, Amazon, OneWeb and Telesat. Unlike those four companies, HAPSMobile plans to use high-flying, solar-powered planes rather than … Continue reading

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Satellite veterans go from SpaceX to Amazon

The leadership team for Amazon’s newly revealed broadband satellite constellation, code-named Project Kuiper, includes engineers who left SpaceX’s Starlink constellation program last year as part of a reorganization, industry sources say. The personnel shift, first reported today by CNBC, illustrates how interconnected and … Continue reading

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Relativity Space to launch satellites for Telesat

Relativity Space CEO Tim Ellis is a veteran of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture — and in a sense, you could say that Ellis and Blue Origin are on the same team once again. Today, the startup that Ellis co-founded … Continue reading

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Amazon quickly lists more than 70 satellite jobs

Boy, that escalated quickly: Just hours after GeekWire revealed that Amazon is planning a 3,236-satellite constellation to provide global broadband access, code-named Project Kuiper, the company posted scores of job openings for the new space venture. Virtually all of the 73 Kuiper-related … Continue reading

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Amazon plans satellite broadband constellation

Amazon is joining the race to provide broadband internet access around the globe via thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit, newly uncovered filings show. The effort, code-named Project Kuiper, follows up on last September’s mysterious reports that Amazon was planning … Continue reading

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