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aircraft carrierExperts say China is Leading in Hypersonic Technology

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A panel of national security experts say China is leading the world in hypersonic technology due to Beijing setting a clear investment strategy to its industrial base. Hypersonic glide weapons are a threat to aircraft carriers and land air bases. …

futureFuture Communication Satellite

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The European Space Agency projected the shift from Geosynchronous satellites to medium and low earth orbit satellite constellations. This will drive large changes in the technologies that are used as well as the numbers of satellites. There will be new …

newsOneWeb Launched Six Satellites Today as Part of a 600 Mega-constellation

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Oneweb has launched six satellites that will be part of 600 global satellite network. OneWeb will launch into a 450-500km altitude, which is above the International Space Station. From there, our satellites will climb to an operational orbit of 1,200km. …

newsSpaceX Will Launch Starlink Satellites in 2019 and Files to Operate Up to 1 Million Ground Stations

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SpaceX Hans Koenigsmann said SpaceX will launch more Starlink satellites in 2019, but would not provide specifics. SpaceX has applied to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to operate up to 1,000,000 earth stations that customers will use to communicate with …

newsSpaceX Could Make Several Starlink Satellite Launches in 2019

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Jeff Foust reported on twitter that Jonathan Hofeller, SpaceX VP of Commercial Sales, said that SpaceX would try to set a new record for launches in 2019. This would mean having 22 or more launches because SpaceX had 21 successful …

energyInterview with Isotropic Systems CEO John Finney on Breakthrough Satellite Technology

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Isotropic Systems is developing breakthrough satellite and satellite receiving technology. They recently received $14.4 million dollars in series A funding in a round led by Boeing HorizonX Ventures. Isotropic Systems now has received a total of $25.4 million in funding. …

dronesGigafactory 3 Video and Satellite Pictures

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Buildingtesla.com has pictures from the European Space Agency – Sentinal 2 from December 17, 2018 to January 21, 2019. The satellite pictures from Sentinal 2 show some new roads and a white pad. The white pad could be cement. Sentinel-2 …

businessSpaceX Will Start Building the Super Heavy First Stage Booster This Spring

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Elon Musk had tweeted that the Super Heavy first stage will start getting built in the spring. Both, but demo Starship is being built now, whereas Super Heavy hardware will start getting built in spring — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December …

satellitesElon Officially Unveils the Starhopper

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Elon Musk has officially unveiled the Starhopper. It is actual images and not renderings. Nextbigfuture has been tracking the construction for the last month. Starship test flight rocket just finished assembly at the @SpaceX Texas launch site. This is an …

satellitesSpaceX Successfully Launches Iridium 8 Satellite

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SpaceX has another successful launch of the Falcon 9. They deployed the Iridium 8 satellites. They launched ten more Iridium satellites to complete a $3 billion upgrade to the company’s global voice and data relay network. They successfully landed the …