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carnival of spaceSpaceX StarLink Pushes the Limits of Technology for Faster Communication – Carnival of Space 588

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The Carnival of Space 588 is up at Cosmoquest. We will look at the highlights of two featured articles and then list the other articles in the survey of the week in space news. Featured – SpaceX Starlink Satellite Network …

canadaFCC will approve Kepler, LeoSat, Telesat and SpaceX satellites

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The FCC will be voting to approve several companies with new non-geostationary satellite constellations. Viasat (California) will only launch 20 medium-Earth-orbit satellites instead of 24 as per their original plan. Kepler will create a new satellite system for the Internet …

communicationJapan’s next generation terahertz communication will push to 400 gigabits per second

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Nippon Telephone and Tokyo Institute of Technology have jointly developed an ultra high-speed IC for wireless front-end that operates on a terahertz frequency band, and in the 300 GHz band they have succeeded in developing the world’s fastest 100 gigabit …

broadbandFCC Proposed 10 Mbps wireless download speed is Nigeria’s download speed

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Under a new FCC proposal, any area able to obtain wireless speeds of at least 10 Mbps down, 1 Mbps would be deemed good enough for American consumers. Under the previous FCC, wireless was deemed important, but not yet anywhere …

5gTransmission of video signals 100 times faster than fastest cellular network

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Researchers have demonstrated the transmission of two separate video signals through a terahertz multiplexer at a data rate more than 100 times faster than today’s fastest cellular data networks. Multiplexing, the ability to send multiple signals through a single channel, …

aliensArecibo seeing unusual signals from 11 light years away at Ross128

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The Planetary Habitability Lab at the University of Puerto Rico is conducting a scientific campaign from the Arecibo Observatory to observe red dwarf star with planets. These observations might provide information about the radiation and magnetic environment around these stars …

communicationBoosting interstellar communication to a laser pushed sail probe to multiple megabits per second

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Michael Hippke has calculated how to have multi-megabyte communication speeds between a laser pushed sail probe and a telescope at our solar systems gravitational lensing point. Previously Hippke had determined how to use stellar photon pressures of the stellar triple …

communicationOneweb building High-Volume Satellite Manufacturing Facility

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OneWeb Satellites, a 50-50 joint venture between would-be constellation operator OneWeb and satellite manufacturer Airbus, has inaugurated the first serial-production line for its planned 900 communications satellites for OneWeb’s low Earth orbit constellation. “This facility is a pivotal step toward …

communicationSpacex will begin deploying low cost mass produced internet satellites starting in 2019

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SpaceX said it plans to launch thousands of satellites on Falcon 9 rockets beginning in 2019 to establish what would one day become a global broadband internet constellation. Patricia Cooper, SpaceX’s vice president of satellite government affairs, told the Senate …

5gTerabit DSL could solve the last mile problem with far less cost

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John Cioffi described Terabit DSL (TDSL). It include carrying 50-600 GHz wireless signals through the tiny spaces between individual twisted pairs or the cables that bundle a hundred of them. “We are shooting for a terabit/second over 100 meters, 100 …