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India’s 104-satellite launch sets a record

A record-setting flock of 104 satellites was successfully deployed into orbit overnight after the launch of an Indian rocket. Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries played a part in getting nine of those satellites where they needed to go. India’s Polar Satellite Launch … Continue reading

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Planet Labs to acquire Google’s satellite venture

Planet Labs says it has struck a deal to acquire Google’s Terra Bella satellite imaging operation and its constellation of SkySat satellites, less than three years after Google bought the operation for $500 million. Financial terms for the acquisition weren’t announced. … Continue reading

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Join the satellite hunt for Peru’s lost cities

Armed with a $1 million TED Prize, archaeologists today launched the GlobalXplorer.org crowdsourcing project to scan satellite imagery for signs of ancient settlements. “Archaeologists can’t do this on their own,” Parcak told National Geographic, one of the collaborators in the … Continue reading

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SpaceX adds lab to Seattle satellite operation

SpaceX has taken on a 40,625-square-foot facility in Redmond, Wash., that will become a research and development lab for its ambitious satellite operation. The warehouse-style space in the Redmond Ridge Corporate Center, owned by M&T Partners, is slated for a … Continue reading

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Weather satellite sends planetary postcard

Two months after its launch, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-16 weather satellite is sending back its first images – and they’re spectacular. GOES-16 is watching the Western Hemisphere from a geosynchronous orbit 22,300 miles above Earth, with a camera … Continue reading

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SpaceX finances revealed on eve of launch

As SpaceX prepares for its first Falcon 9 rocket launch in five months, a new report about the company’s finances is pointing to the importance of getting back to routine operations – and the importance of SpaceX’s satellite operation in the … Continue reading

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SoftBank boosts OneWeb satellite network

The OneWeb internet satellite venture says it has secured another $1.2 billion in investment, including a billion dollars from SoftBank Group. OneWeb said the new infusion of capital will support the construction of a high-volume satellite production facility in Exploration … Continue reading

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