Tag Archives: Satellites

British-Indian team buys OneWeb network for $1B

The British government and Bharti Global Ltd., which is part of the world’s third-largest mobile operator, have successfully bid more than $1 billion to acquire the bankrupt OneWeb satellite broadband internet venture. London-based OneWeb said the deal, resulting from an auction … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

SpaceX launches GPS III satellite for Space Force

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched the third in a series of next-generation GPS III satellites into orbit today, marking another step forward for America’s satellite-based navigation system and the Space Force that manages it. Get the news brief on … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

AWS creates a space force for cloud computing

Amazon Web Services today unveiled a new business unit devoted to developing data infrastructure and cloud services for the aerospace and satellite industry — and headed by someone who helped set up the U.S. Space Force. The Aerospace and Satellite … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Britain gives its backing to OneWeb satellite bid

The likeliest purchaser of the bankrupt OneWeb broadband satellite venture isn’t Amazon, but a consortium backed by the British government. That’s according to satellite industry watchers cited by Space Intel Report and The Financial Times. Amazon, which is working on its own Project … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Tethers Unlimited delivers radios for satellites

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited says it has completed an on-time delivery of 15 S-band software-defined radios in support of a small-satellite constellation mission being developed by Millennium Space Systems, a Boeing subsidiary. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

LeoStella delivers BlackSky Earth-viewing satellites

Tukwila, Wash.-based LeoStella cast a spotlight today on the delivery of its first two built-from-scratch satellites for the BlackSky Earth-watching constellation ⁠— with their launch on a SpaceX rocket coming up soon. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Spaceflight signs rideshare launch deal with SpaceX

Seattle-based Spaceflight Inc. says it’s signed an agreement to secure spots for secondary payloads on several of SpaceX’s rockets due for launch through the end of 2021. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

SpaceX sends Starlink and Planet satellites to orbit

SpaceX today launched dozens more of its Starlink broadband internet satellites, plus three piggyback satellites for Planet — marking the first of the company’s in-house rideshare deliveries to orbit. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Rocket Lab lofts satellites for NRO, NASA, Australia

Rocket Lab’s low-cost Electron rocket lofted a bevy of small satellites into orbit tonight for the National Reconnaissance Office, NASA and a project backed by the Australian government and the University of New South Wales Canberra Space. Get the news brief on … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

SpaceX software team talks up Starlink satellites

SpaceX’s Starlink satellite constellation is still deep into testing mode, but it’s already generating 5 trillion bytes of data on a daily basis and getting software updates on a weekly basis. Those are a couple of the nuggets coming from a weekend Reddit … Continue reading

Posted in GeekWire | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment