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Source: https://spacenews.com/upper-stages-top-list-of-most-dangerous-space-debris/ by Jeff Foust — October 13, 2020 WASHINGTON — While launch providers are doing a better job at disposing of upper stages left behind in orbit, rocket bodies still constitute the most dangerous pieces of orbital debris. The European Space Agency released Oct. 12 its annual Space Environment Report, the agency’s assessment of orbital debris. The report...
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Source: https://spacenews.com/spacex-l3harris-win-space-development-agency-contracts-to-build-missile-warning-satellites/ by Sandra Erwin — October 5, 2020 SDA Director Derek Tournear said SpaceX “came in with an extremely credible proposal” that leverages the Starlink assembly line WASHINGTON — The Space Development Agency awarded  $193.5 million to L3Harris and $149 million to SpaceX to build four satellites each to detect and track ballistic and hypersonic missiles. The contracts...
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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/sep/12/stars-astronomy-spacex-satellite-elon-musk Miniature satellites open up a world of technological possibility. But experts say they degrade the astronomical landscape. Stuart Clark, Sat 12 Sep 2020 17.00 BST The natural serenity of the night sky is a touchstone for all of us. Everyone alive today looks at the same stars no matter where they are located on the...
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By INTELSAT CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONSSeptember 17, 2020 McLean, VA – Intelsat, operator of the world’s largest integrated satellite and terrestrial network, today announced it has finalized all of its required contracts with satellite manufacturers and launch-vehicle providers to move forward and meet the accelerated C-band spectrum clearing timelines established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) earlier this year....
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He hopes low-Earth orbits will help him succeed where so many others have failed. Bloomberg Businessweek September 17, 2020 By Thomas Pfeiffer and Thomas Seal Sixty Starlink satellites as seen in the night sky from Vladivostok, Russia, on April 27. The satellites were launched into orbit five days earlier, on SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket, from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center...
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Photo: Courtesy of Raytheon Intelligence & Space Raytheon Intelligence & Space discusses what Greek mythology can tell us about missile defense. By RAYTHEON INTELLIGENCE & SPACE on September 14, 2020 at 11:11 PM To the ancient Greeks, Argus Panoptes was a giant with a thousand eyes who always kept watch, even in his sleep. That constant...
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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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Illustration: iStockphoto Source: https://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aerospace/satellites/amazons-project-kuiper-is-more-than-the-companys-response-to-spacex Amazon Web Services and Blue Origin could mean the satellite constellation becomes part of a larger ecosystem. 17 Aug 2020 | 19:00 GMT By Michael Koziol Amazon cleared an important hurdle when the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced on 30 July that the company was authorized to deploy and operate its Kuiper satellite constellation. The authorization came with...
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