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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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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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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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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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Source: https://www.telecompetitor.com/first-spacex-starlink-satellite-broadband-speeds-revealed/#:~:text=Using%20the%20Ookla%20Speedtest%20app,beta%20users%20for%20the%20service. 8/13/20 at 11:57 AM by Bernie Arnason A Reddit forum for SpaceX’s Starlink has revealed the first speeds for the new satellite broadband service. SpaceX has already launched hundreds of low earth orbit (LEO) satellites that will power this next generation satellite broadband service. Excerpt: Coverage is currently limited to the Northern region of the...
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by Caleb Henry — July 30, 2020 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on July 30 approved Amazon’s request to operate a constellation of roughly 3,200 internet satellites in low Earth orbit.  The FCC said Amazon has until July 30, 2026 to launch at least 50% of its satellites in order to maintain its authorization, and until...
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Starlink satellites are relatively small compared to others in orbit. The unit is about the size of an office desk, weighing +- 260kg). Each satellite features a single solar array and 4 powerful phased array antennas. Starlink satellite For propulsion purposes the satellites are equipped with ion thrusters, powered by krypton that enables the satellites...
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Proliferated Commercial Satellite Constellations: Implications for National Security By Matthew A. Hallex and Travis S. Cottom Joint Force Quarterly 97 Matthew A. Hallex is a Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses. Travis S. Cottom is a Research Associate at the Institute for Defense Analyses. Source: https://ndupress.ndu.edu/Media/News/News-Article-View/Article/2106495/proliferated-commercial-satellite-constellations-implications-for-national-secu/ The falling costs of space launch and...
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A new paper suggests that the agency broke U.S. environmental law in its approval of the satellites and that if it were to be sued in court, it would likely lose. By Jonathan O’Callaghan on January 16, 2020 Trails of reflected light from dozens of recently launched Starlink satellites obscure an image of the NGC 5353/4 galaxy group,...
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