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Skylo raises $103 million to affordably connect the Internet of Things to satellite networks

Skylo raises 3 million to affordably connect the Internet of Things to satellite networks One of the biggest opportunities in the new space economy lies in taking the connectivity made possibly by ever-growing communications satellite constellations, and making that useful for things and companies here on Earth. Startup Skylo, which emerged from […]

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Satellogic is launch two new Earth observation satellites as it expands operations

Satellogic is launch two new Earth observation satellites as it expands operations Earth observation New Space company Satellogic is expanding its orbital fleet with two new satellites set to launch on January 15 on board a Chinese Long March 2D rocket. The company, which was founded in 2010 and currently operates eight […]

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China nears completion of its GPS competitor, increasing the potential for Internet balkanization

China nears completion of its GPS competitor, increasing the potential for Internet balkanization On Friday, China announced that it would complete its competitor to the U.S.-operated global positioning system network by the first half of next year, increasing the pace of its decoupling from U.S. technologies. China’s Beidou network of satellites — […]

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Why Maxar CTO Walter Scott thinks now is the time to address the orbital traffic boom

Why Maxar CTO Walter Scott thinks now is the time to address the orbital traffic boom The number of objects in orbit around Earth has been growing, and growing fast. Before 1957, of course, there were a total of zero human-made objects in the orbital region of outer space just beyond Earth’s […]

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Satellite internet startup Astranis books first commercial launch on SpaceX Falcon 9

Satellite internet startup Astranis books first commercial launch on SpaceX Falcon 9 Y Combinator-backed startup Astranis is now set to launch its first commercial telecommunication satellite aboard a Falcon 9 rocket, with a launch timeframe currently set for sometime starting in the fourth quarter of next year. Astranis aims to address the […]

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FCC cuts red tape on small satellite launches

FCC cuts red tape on small satellite launches The FCC is taking measures to make the launches of small satellites (but not large constellations) easier on the growing private space industry. The new licensing process should be simpler, easier, and more likely to yield a green light from the agency. Approved unanimously […]

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Amazon seeks FCC approval to launch over three thousand broadband satellites

Amazon seeks FCC approval to launch over three thousand broadband satellites Amazon revealed its ‘Project Kuiper’ plan to establish a constellation of broadband internet satellites in low-Earth orbit earlier this year, but now we know a bit more about the specifics of its plan thanks to an FCC filing first reported by […]

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Space tech rockets higher

Space tech rockets higher Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Corporate biotech venture funding rises again 2019 US VC funds take a more boutique approach Venture investment in space technology is hitting stratospheric heights in recent quarters. But investors in the sector are betting it will rocket higher still. The […]

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Amazon joins SpaceX, OneWeb, and Facebook in the race to create space-based internet services

Amazon joins SpaceX, OneWeb, and Facebook in the race to create space-based internet services Amazon is officially joining the race to create a network of satellites in low earth orbit that will provide high-speed terrestrial internet services. The company has filed its first papers with the U.S. government for approval to launch […]

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Successful launch propels OneWeb to $1.25B in new funding

Successful launch propels OneWeb to .25B in new funding Following the successful launch and deployment of the first six satellites in a planned constellation of hundreds, OneWeb has raised $1.25 billion in funding to kickstart mass production. It’s a powerful endorsement of and ambitious plan to create an entirely new layer of […]

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