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Blue Origin will launch Telesat’s internet satellites

Canada’s biggest satellite operator, Telesat, has signed agreements with Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture and Alphabet’s Loon aerial telecommunications venture to support its future global broadband satellite constellation. Blue Origin has agreed to provide multiple launches on its yet-to-be-built New Glenn rocket to get … Continue reading

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Loon strikes deal to beam internet access in Kenya

A week after becoming an independent business under Alphabet’s wing, the venture formerly known as Google’s Project Loon has struck its first commercial deal to provide balloon-powered 4G/LTE internet service to regions of central Kenya starting next year. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Loon and Wing graduate from X moonshot factory

Two of Google’s best-known flights of fancy, Project Loon and Project Wing, are being hatched from their X incubator to become independent businesses under the wing of Alphabet, Google’s holding company. Loon will work with mobile network operators globally to … Continue reading

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X: Where Google’s ideas fly high (or fizzle)

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Why does the Captain of Moonshots wear roller skates to work? That may sound like the start of a joke, but Astro Teller provides a mostly serious answer at the complex that houses the think tank for … Continue reading

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Balloons rise up on the strato-frontier

Drones, satellites and rocket planes are all well and good for high-flying missions, but sometimes the best craft for the job is a balloon. Google’s Project Loon, for example, is enlisting machine learning to pilot its experimental data-beaming balloons through the … Continue reading

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