Tag Archives: Satellites

Tethers Unlimited hails satellite deorbiting test

Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited says “Terminator Tape,” an experimental tether-based system designed to drag satellites down from orbit, is working the way it’s supposed to. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Amazon counters opposition to Kuiper satellites

Amazon fired its latest volley today in a back-and-forth debate over whether the company can proceed in an expedited fashion with its 3,236-satellite Project Kuiper mega-constellation for broadband internet access. Today’s 24-page letter to the Federal Communications Commission addresses objections raised by … Continue reading

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Apple reportedly working on secret satellite project

Apple has joined SpaceX, OneWeb, Amazon and other companies in targeting the market for satellite internet services, Bloomberg News reported today. Bloomberg quoted unidentified people familiar with the work as saying that the California-based company has a secret team working on … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Project Kuiper satellite team is moving

Amazon announced today that its Project Kuiper satellite operation has outgrown its current office space, and will move into 219,000 square feet of space that it’s leasing in Redmond, Wash. — the same city where one of its chief rivals, SpaceX, has … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches a double-duty telecom satellite

SpaceX sent a dual-payload telecommunications satellite to orbit today, recovered the Falcon 9 rocket’s first-stage booster at sea, and narrowly missed catching the rocket’s nose cone components as they fell. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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Mega-constellations spark fears about space traffic

The retired commander of the U.S. Strategic Command says the tens of thousands of satellites that SpaceX, OneWeb and Amazon are planning to put into orbit over the next few years will require a new automated system for space traffic … Continue reading

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Rocket Lab launches shooting-star satellite

Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket lifted off from its New Zealand launch pad today, sending a shooting-star satellite and six other miniaturized satellites into orbit. Get the news brief on GeekWire.

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