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cubesatRocket Lab launched seven small satellites

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Rocket Lab launched seven payloads to orbit yesterday. The mission, named ‘It’s Business Time,’ marks Rocket Lab’s second successful orbital launch and deployment of customer satellites. Rocket Lab’s Electron launch vehicle lifted-off from Launch Complex 1 on New Zealand’s Māhia …

satellitesBetter communication between financials cities could pay for SpaceX Starlink

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SpaceX Starlink will provide the lowest latency and high 100 Gigabit per second connections. Light travels 45% faster in vacuum versus fiber optic cable. Lasers for Starlink satellites will enable fast low latency connections. The top ten financial cities could …

economic impactSpaceX low latency Starlink satellite network will be massively profitable

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SpaceX has US Federal Communications Committee (FCC) approval to build a constellation of 4,425 low Earth orbit communication satellites. It will use phased array antennas for up and downlinks and laser communication between satellites to provide global low-latency high bandwidth …

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 …

futureSpaceX Borrowing to Global Internet and BFR future

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SpaceX will probably have about $1.5 billion in revenue in revenue in 2018 and then $2 billion in revenue in 2019. SpaceX is raising $500 million in a loan which will help fund the SpaceX BFR and the buildout of …

futureSpaceX heading to two to four Falcon Heavy paid launches per year

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Viasat has contracted a SpaceX Falcon Heavy to launch a ViaSat-3 Satellite. The Viasat mission is scheduled to launch in the 2020 – 2022 timeframe from the Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’sKennedy Space Center in Florida. Viasat chose the …

amazonPuranik CEO of Atlantic.Net validates space based cloud operations

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Space could represent a new frontier for cloud infrastructure. Amazon, Microsoft, Google, IBM and Oracle battle for business from companies that are offloading their data center computing and storage needs. Marty Puranik, CEO and Founder of Atlantic.Net, a leading cloud …

europeOvzon fourth client SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches

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Swedish company, Ovzon, has entered into an agreement with SpaceX for launch of Ovzon’s first GEO satellite. The launch is expected to take place no earlier than Q4 2020. The next step for the company is to finalize the procurement …

artificial intelligencePossible game changer in detection of submarines

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China will try to use lasers, microwave radar and a lot of computation to detect submarines down to 500-meter depth. Experiments carried out by the United States and former Soviet Union achieved maximum detection depths of less than 100 meters, …

dronesMaps in 2018: Big Moves in the Geospatial Industry

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With a Higher Demand for Accurate Information and Increased Drone Usage, the Mapping Industry is Due for Big Changes in the Near Future One of the industries we don’t often associate with disruptive technology is cartography. Mentioning the term cartographer …