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Satellite Capacity Report: Supply & Demand

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

Northern’s Sky Research has released their 2014 Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand report, which projects that over 3,000 new transponders and 2+ Tbps of High Throughput Satellite capacity will far outstrip demand growth over the next decade.

Cluster of 37 Satellites Launched

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 1st, 2014

A Russian Dnepr launch vehicle launched 37 spacecraft last month, marking a new record for the most spacecraft launched by a single rocket. A fleet of 11 Flock 1c small satellites were launched on a mission to generate virtually live high-resolution images of Earth with resolutions of three to five meters. The satellites are designed, […]

Fleet of LEO Comsats for Google?

Posted by Sam Churchill on June 2nd, 2014

Google plans to spend more than $1 billion on a fleet of satellites to extend Internet access to unwired regions of the globe, reports the Wall St Journal. The project reportedly will start with 180 small, high-capacity satellites orbiting the earth at lower altitudes than traditional satellites, and then could expand. Google’s satellite venture is […]

Sea Launch: 15 Years Later

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 28th, 2014

Sea Launch, the rocket launching platform installed on a modified oil drilling platform, celebrated this week the 15 year anniversary of the successful maiden launch of the DemoSat spacecraft that occurred on March 27, 1999. It was Sea Launch’s inaugural launch. The payload for the first mission was a dummy, designed to mimic the mass […]

Audi Dumps T-Mobile for AT&T Connected Car

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 11th, 2014

Audi’s in-car LTE from AT&T will cost $99 for 5GB over 6 months. Customers will be able to pick between two plans, according to Audi. The first plan offers 5GB over a period of six months for $99. The second plan provides 30GB over 30-months for $499, which works out to over $16 per gigabyte. […]

OuterNet: CubeSat Datacasting?

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 6th, 2014

Outernet hopes to use datacasting technology over a low-cost CubeSat constellation. The startup says it will be able to bypass censorship, ensure privacy, and offer a universally-accessible information service at no cost to global citizens. Outernet’s motto is “Information for the world from outer space.” Outernet provides few technical details on how this constellation will […]