The Starlink satellite-based internet service could be coming out of beta next month, Elon Musk says. The service could offer hope for those in rural America struggling with options.
Elon Musk has taken a dig at Jeff Bezos, saying that he retired from Amazon to pursue a full-time role filing lawsuits against SpaceX. This follows Amazon urging the FCC to deny Starlink plans.
OneWeb has formed a partnership with the Canadian firm ROCK Networks. OneWeb is due to begin providing connectivity to ROCK Networks' customers, including Canada's military, in November.
Rocket Lab has signed a new deal with BlackSky which will see it launch nine satellites for the company across five launches. It comes after a BlackSky satellite was launched by the firm this week.
OneWeb is working with SatixFy to develop In-Flight Connectivity terminals. The terminals will be installed on commercial aircraft and provide internet access from OneWeb's LEO satellites.
There are four planned rocket launches this week, two from SpaceX, one from Rocket Lab, and another from the Chinese National Space Administration. Rocket Lab's mission was delayed from last week.
Rocket Lab has announced plans for its upcoming Neutron rocket which will deliver larger satellites to space, go to other planets and launch with human crews. Neutron will be partially reusable too.
There are three rocket launches expected this week. Rocket Lab is launching several satellites, Iran is re-attempting to launch its Pars 1 satellite, and SpaceX will try to land Starship SN10.
Vodafone says it has successfully trialled a tracking mechanism that combines space satellites and its IoT platform. The firm said that it can track objects with an accuracy of 10 centimetres.
The UN and the UK have signed an agreement which promotes the safe and sustainable use of space. The UK has created an £85,000 fund to promote the agreement's guidelines around the world
The UK government has led a consortium to buy the satellite firm OneWeb after it filed for bankruptcy earlier this year. The government has paid $500 million and the private sector chipped in too.
China is set to launch its final BeiDou-3 satellite into orbit this month. The network is accessible globally and provides an accuracy of 3.6 metres to the general public and 10 cm for the military.
OneWeb has announced that it's filing for bankruptcy. The firm was responsible for launching several internet-providing satellites but the economic situation caused by COVID-19 caused it to fail.
A paper has looked at the expected effect of internet satellites on telescope astronomy. It said the issue is manageable and that the first and last hours of the night will be impacted most.
French President, Emmanuel Macron, has announced that the country will launch the Air and Space Force from September next year. France will use the new entity to defend the country's satellites.
SpaceX has announced that it'll launch dozens of Starlink satellites into space on May 15. The satellites will not have communication links between them but include antennas and electric propulsion.
The UK-based satellite firm, OneWeb, has won £18 million in funding from the UK Space Agency. Using these funds, it will create a satellite array that provides internet connectivity worldwide.
The UK is aiming to have rockets take off from Sutherland, Scotland by the early 2020s from a newly built spaceport. Spaceports are also expected to be built in Glasgow, Cornwall, and Snowdonia.
Location networking service FourSquare has been hit with lawsuits for infringing on two obscure U.S. Patents relating how GPS is used to share information.
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