Tag Archives: Satellites

High winds force delay in SpaceX launch

High winds have forced SpaceX to postpone its launch of the EchoStar 23 communications satellite, a mission requiring so much oomph that the company won’t even try landing the first-stage booster afterward. The Falcon 9 rocket was due to lift … Continue reading

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Paul Allen hopes ‘ginormous’ plane flies soon

The world’s biggest airplane is staying on track to take to the air for the first time by the end of this year, according to Paul Allen, who made billions of dollars as Microsoft’s co-founder and is now spending millions of … Continue reading

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Here’s how SpaceX’s satellites might work

When it comes to providing global broadband internet coverage, two satellite constellations in low Earth orbit are better than one. At least that’s the implication of a patent application filed by an inventor who used to work at Google and … Continue reading

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OneWeb satellites added to Blue Origin’s list

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A day after announcing the first launch customer for Blue Origin’s yet-to-be-built New Glenn rocket, Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos introduced the second customer: OneWeb, a venture that aims to create a satellite network for global broadband access. Over the … 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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Blue Origin’s first launch customer: Eutelsat

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos revealed satellite operator Eutelsat as the first paying customer for his Blue Origin space venture’s New Glenn orbital rocket, and showed off a new animation depicting the rocket taking off, delivering a satellite to orbit and landing … Continue reading

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Spaceflight rebooks satellites on SpaceX list

For more than a year, Seattle-based Spaceflight has been waiting to launch an array of 89 miniaturized satellites aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and deploy them in orbit from its innovative SHERPA carrier. Now the launch logistics company isn’t waiting … Continue reading

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