Tag Archives: Satellites

BlackSky Spectra serves up satellite imagery

Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries lifted the curtain on another satellite imaging service today: BlackSky Spectra, a Web-based platform that knits together pictures in a wide range of wavelengths, from visible light and infrared to radar imagery. The on-demand service lets users … Continue reading

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SpaceX relaunches and re-lands a rocket!

Today SpaceX did something it’s never done before: reusing a Falcon 9 rocket booster that’s already been launched and landed. The Falcon 9 mission to send the SES-10 communications satellite into geosynchronous transfer orbit lifted off at 6:27 p.m. ET … Continue reading

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RBC raises $1.5M for satellite data delivery

Seattle-based RBC Signals says it’s raised $1.5 million from investors around the world, providing a boost for its plans to knit together a network of ground stations for receiving satellite data. The company didn’t provide details about its latest seed-round investors, … Continue reading

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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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