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elon muskSpaceX Files to Accelerate Starlink Commercialization Readiness to November 2020

SpaceX has a new FCC filing to adjust the orbital deployment of Starlink satellites to accelerate deployment of commercial service. SpaceX plans to provide continual coverage over northern states after as few as six more launches. They need license modification …

businessSpaceX Could Have First Starlink Service By February 2020

SpaceX is planning four Starlink satellite launches by the end of 2019. This would put 240 satellites into orbit. The four launches are currently targeting: October 10 October 25 November 13 December 8 SpaceX can provide service top the USA …

satellitesUS Spy Satellites at Diffraction Limit for Resolution Since 1971

The image tweeted by Trump was at about 10-centimeter resolution. It was likely a picture taken by the US224 satellite. This was one of the upgraded keyhole satellites that have the same mirror as the Hubble Telescope (2.4 meters). It …

brazilMost of the Brazil Fires are Controlled Slash and Burn Farming Fires

Most of the fires in Brazil were likely set by farmers preparing the land for next year’s planting. This is common farming method said the scientists from the University of Maryland. The fires are burning on agricultural land where the …

artificial intelligenceAI Enabled Fast Global Mapping as Surprise Most of the World is Still Not Mapped

Facebook, OpenStreetMap, and Map with AI are creating tools that will enable vastly faster mapping of unmapped roads and other unmapped feature. Artificial intelligence to predict features on high-resolution satellite imagery; these features are then populated in our RapiD map …

farmingSpace Radar Will Capture Millimeter Changes on Earth With Hourly Updates

Capella Space constellation of small but powerful satellites employ space-based radar, beaming through darkness and cloud cover to gather the information you need to make informed decisions. When fully deployed, Capella will offer hourly coverage of every point on Earth, …

elon muskSpaceX Starlink Satellite Simulations

Mark Handley (UCL, University College London) has simulation showing the orbits of various SpaceX Starlink satellite constellations. There are simulations of 72, 264 and 11927 satellites. SpaceX is launching 60 satellites at a time. SpaceX has 60 production Starlink satellites …

businessSpaceX Has Money to Make Starlink Operational Which Will Then Pay for Starship

SpaceX has raised over $1 billion and this will be enough money to make and deploy the 720 Starlink satellites that are needed for an operational constellation. Musk said SpaceX will have most of the space launch revenue at $3 …

elon muskSpaceX Successfully Launched the Sixty Starlink Satellites

SpaceX is scheduled to launch launched the sixty Starlink satellites in 2.5 hours at 10:30 EDT – 7:30 PDT time. The launch is successful and they landed the first stage. The second burn will start in about six minutes to …

businessSix Launches of Starlink Satellites to Reach Initial Activation

Elon Musk tweeted that only six launches of Starlink Satellites will be needed to reach initial activation of a 360 satellite constellation. 720 satellites from 12 launches will provide significant coverage of the US and Europe. 360 satellites would only …