Tag Archives: Satellites

SpaceX launches 60 more Starlink satellites

SpaceX sent its second set of 60 Starlink satellites into orbit today, atop a Falcon 9 rocket that featured the fourth go-round for the first-stage booster and the first reuse of a nose cone. Liftoff from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in … Continue reading

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Spaceflight helps out with shooting-star satellite

Seattle-based Spaceflight says it’s handling the pre-launch logistics for a Japanese satellite that’s designed to spray artificial shooting stars into the sky. Tokyo-based ALE’s spacecraft is just one of seven satellites due to be sent into orbit from New Zealand as early as … Continue reading

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Cargo ship heads to orbit with student satellite

Northrop Grumman launched a robotic Cygnus cargo capsule to the International Space Station today, marking one giant leap for a small satellite built by students at the University of Washington and Seattle’s Raisbeck Aviation High School. The 7-pound HuskySat-1 was among … Continue reading

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ConsenSys Space starts satellite-tracking campaign

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A year after taking over the assets of a Redmond, Wash.-based asteroid mining company known as Planetary Resources, ConsenSys Space has unveiled its first project: an app-based system that makes use of amateur observers and Ethereum blockchain technology to keep track of … Continue reading

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SpaceX seeks 30,000 spots for Starlink satellites

SpaceX has filed paperwork with the International Telecommunication Union to add up to 30,000 Starlink broadband data satellites to the 12,000 it’s already been cleared to put in orbit. The filings reflect SpaceX’s bullishness on the prospects for expanding high-speed internet access … Continue reading

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Amazon exec expects satellites to boost sales

Why is Amazon planning to put thousands of satellites in low Earth orbit? Part of the motivation is to expand Amazon’s footprint in online sales and cloud computing services, says Dave Limp, the company’s devices and services chief. During a … Continue reading

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Amazon and OneWeb update their satellite plans

Filings with the Federal Communications Commission are providing fresh details about the plans being laid by Amazon and OneWeb to set up networks of satellites for global broadband internet access. OneWeb, for example, is seeking FCC approval for up to … Continue reading

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