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Swarm raises $25M for space-based IoT network

A year after making a $900,000 mistake, Swarm Technologies is raking in $25 million in a funding round aimed at getting a constellation of sandwich-sized satellites up and running for the Internet of Things. Getting the constellation in orbit could open up a … Continue reading

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Swarm Technologies stung by $900,000 fine

The Federal Communications Commission says Swarm Technologies must pay a $900,000 fine and be subject to increased scrutiny for having a tiny set of satellites launched without authorization. The penalties were laid out in a consent decree issued today. “We will aggressively enforce … Continue reading

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How a satellite snafu led to a new launch policy

When India’s PSLV rocket launched a host of satellites into orbit in January, one big piece was missing: the Federal Communications Commission’s authorization for Swarm Technologies’ super-miniaturized satellites. The FCC had nixed Swarm’s application on the grounds that the wallet-sized … Continue reading

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FCC stings Swarm for unauthorized satellite launch

A stealthy California startup called Swarm Technologies is facing the wrath of the Federal Communications Commission after its super-miniaturized satellites were launched without proper authorization. The flap was first reported March 9 by IEEE Spectrum. It all started when Swarm Technologies developed a breed … Continue reading

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