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Kymeta wins FCC’s OK for pizza-box antennas

Kymeta Corp., the flat-panel antenna startup backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has won key approvals from the Federal Communications Commission and its British counterpart for thousands of satellite antennas and the terminals to go with them. Until now, the … Continue reading

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Kymeta picks e3 to distribute yacht antennas

Redmond, Wash.-based Kymeta says a Spanish company known as e3 Systems will be its exclusive global distribution partner for flat-panel satellite antennas designed for the yacht market. Sea trials of the antennas began on superyachts last month and will continue over … Continue reading

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NASA backs mini-antennas and 3-D printer

Flat-panel antennas that are tiny enough to fit on a nanosatellite and a 3-D printer that can recycle space station trash are among the Seattle-area projects that have won seed money in NASA’s latest round of grant-making. They’re just a couple … Continue reading

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‘Coming-out party’ for Kymeta’s antennas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Five years after its founding, the Kymeta antenna venture backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is releasing its first commercial product – and partnering with satellite operator Intelsat on a new broadband data service dubbed Kalo. Kalo (rhymes with … Continue reading

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Kymeta’s antennas wow Monaco’s yacht crowd

Kymeta Corp., the flat-panel antenna company that’s backed by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has demonstrated the capabilities of its satellite broadband data transmission technology in front of a tough crowd: the rich and famous at the Monaco Yacht Show. “This is … Continue reading

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Toyota, Kymeta work on satellite connected car

Redmond-based Kymeta Corp. and Toyota took the wraps off their collaboration on a satellite antenna system that can send data to cars at broadband speeds. Toyota’s antenna-equipped, hydrogen-powered Mirai fuel-cell vehicle was unveiled today at the North American International Auto Show in … Continue reading

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Kymeta satellite venture gets a $62M boost

Kymeta Corp., the Redmond-based satellite antenna venture backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, says it has closed a $62 million Series D financing round to support a host of new initiatives by land, air and sea. “With new partnerships, rollout … Continue reading

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Satellite antennas are getting more shipshape

  Redmond-based Kymeta Corp. and Panasonic Avionics Corp. are setting sail on a new partnership to put Kymeta’s lightweight, flat-panel antennas on ships. Today the companies said Panasonic will order a “significant volume” of the antennas, and also use Kymeta’s … Continue reading

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