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SpaceX reports milestone for Starlink satellite links

In the wake of last month’s launch of 60 Starlink broadband data satellites, SpaceX says all but three of them are in communication with the company’s network of ground stations, including the satellite operation’s home base in Redmond, Wash. In an emailed update, SpaceX … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin looks into clouds of satellites

More and more computing is being done in the cloud, but so far, the cloud-based approach hasn’t been applied in space. Lockheed Martin is thinking about changing that. The aerospace giant has already registered two trademarks for satellite cloud systems … Continue reading

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SpaceX launches Radarsat constellation

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket rose out of California’s coastal fog today to send three radar-sensing satellites into orbit for the Canadian government. Little could be seen from the ground when the rocket lifted off at 7:17 a.m. PT from … Continue reading

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How AWS Ground Station is moving the needle

LAS VEGAS – Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says his company has gotten so big that it has to branch out into business lines that “move the needle,” like the recently revealed Project Kuiper broadband satellite constellation. But Project Kuiper isn’t Amazon’s only potentially … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos explains Amazon’s big bet on satellites

LAS VEGAS — For the first time in public, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos explained the rationale for his risky Project Kuiper satellite broadband venture, during a fireside chat that was interrupted when an animal rights activist jumped on stage. Today’s half-hour … Continue reading

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BlackSky revs up satellite operations

Seattle-based BlackSky is ramping up commercial operations of its satellite-based geospatial intelligence platform, thanks to newly announced deals with the National Reconnaissance Office and HawkEye 360, a company that has its own radio-sensing satellites in orbit. Both deals were announced today in conjunction with the GEOINT … Continue reading

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SpaceX deals out 60 Starlink internet satellites

After two postponements, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket executed a mission that dealt out 60 Starlink broadband data satellites in low Earth orbit. The rocket lifted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, right on time, at 10:30 … Continue reading

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