Starlink Competitor OneWeb Targets First 34 Satellites in February 2020

OneWeb is competitor to the SpaceX Starlink satellite system. OneWeb successfully launched 6 test satellites and plans a February 7, 2020 Soyuz launch of its first 34 commercial satellites. OneWeb plans a 600 satellite system with 48 spare satellites. OneWeb would need 18 successful Soyuz launches to deploy their satellites. The first launch was already …

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Aliena and NuSpace work on Nanosat Avionics for Autonomous Constellations

Aliena and NuSpace announced collaboration plans to build and demonstrate an integrated avionics suite. The avionic suite will address the demands in the nanosatellite market for constellation management systems. Two local Singapore space companies will work together to develop and commercialize an integrated space avionics solution; to address the upcoming demand for constellation management systems. …

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SpaceX Successfully Launches 60 More Starlink Satellites

SpaceX had its third launch of Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Following stage separation, SpaceX will land Falcon 9’s first stage on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship, which will be stationed in the Atlantic Ocean. Approximately 45 minutes after liftoff, SpaceX’s fairing …

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35 Year Satellite Time Lapse of Chinese and US Cities and Dubai

Google Earth Timelapse (https://earthengine.google.com/timelapse/) lets you view all the locations on earth to see how they have changed over the last 35 years. The San Francisco Bay Area Las Vegas You can also look at glaciers. Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. …

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A Hyper-Connected World With 25 Times Faster Travel Will Triple the World Economy

Nextbigfuture has looked at the likely future of SpaceX up to 2030 and now recaps the view to 2030 and extends the view to 2050. The Mars aspect of SpaceX future impact will be less important than how 25X the speed of sound travel transforms our world and has huge economic impacts. Geoffrey West and …

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SpaceX Starlink $28 Million Air Force Contract Has Delivered 610 Mbps to Military Plane

SpaceX Starlink communication satellite features are being tested by the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory under the Global Lightning program. SpaceX received a $28 million contract to test over the next three years to test Starlink broadband services with the military. SpaceX has demonstrated data throughput of 610 megabits per second in flight to the …

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Animation of 42,000 Starlink Satellites

SpaceX is developing a low latency, broadband internet system to meet the needs of consumers across the globe. They have a Starlink.com website. Enabled by a constellation of low Earth orbit satellites, Starlink will provide fast, reliable internet to populations with little or no connectivity, including those in rural communities and places where existing services …

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