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LEO Satelites
A Starlink user terminal, which would connect consumers to the company’s satellite internet service.SpaceX SpaceX gave a big Starlink update today:— Private beta testing shows "super low latency and download speeds greater than 100 [megabits] per second"— Connected 2 satellites to each other with "space lasers," transferring "hundreds of gigabytes of data" https://t.co/Aq8xWzaUY3— Michael Sheetz...
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MIT Technology Review by Neel V. Patel September 2, 2020 Starlink streaks visible mar this image of the night sky taken by the DeCam DELVE Survey.CTIO/NOIRLAB/NSF/AURA/DECAM DELVE SURVEY The astronomy community is on edge. The growing number of satellites streaming through low Earth orbit is making it almost impossible to get a clear view of the...
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RZR and Kymeta Land Cruiser Paul Sawers@psawers August 25, 2020 6:00 AM Kymeta, a company that develops satellite antennas and services to bring connectivity to any vehicle or vessel, has raised $85.2 million in a round of funding led by Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. The raise comes as various high-profile companies are developing low earth...
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Image: ESA What is the Kesller Syndrome? The Kessler syndrome (also called the Kessler effect, collisional cascading, or ablation cascade), proposed by NASA scientist Donald J. Kessler in 1978, is a theoretical scenario in which the density of objects in low Earth orbit (LEO) due to space pollution is high enough that collisions between objects could cause a cascade in which each collision generates space debris that increases the likelihood...
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