Internet

SpaceX launches 60 satellites, the first of thousands in bid for global internet coverage

SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage. Musk said that all 60 flat-panel satellites were deployed and were online a few hundred miles above Earth. 

Here’s why your internet may be delivered by a drone someday soon

SpaceX’s plans are set to jump forward May 16 with a launch of 60 internet-beaming satellites.

SpaceX launches first Starlink internet satellites

SpaceX, Elon Musk’s space company, is planning to launch 60 of its own satellites in a single launch expected May 15, the first of more than 4,000 spacecraft planned for the Starlink network.

Remarks at the SIA Leadership Dinner

Two areas that I see as evolving and critical to the continued success of the satellite industry – spectrum access and public advocacy.

FCC approves SpaceX’s plans to fly internet-beaming satellites in a lower orbit

The Federal Communications Commission has approved SpaceX’s request to fly a large swath of its internet-beaming satellites at a lower orbit than originally planned.

Amazon Internet? Filings show company working on high-speed satellite internet service

According to filings with the International Telecommunications Union, Amazon layed out plans for putting 3,236 satellites in low Earth orbit with the goal of providing internet around the world.

OneWeb wants to rebuild the Internet in space, connecting billions not on the Web. Can it succeed?

On Feb 27, the first six of satellites of Greg Wyler's company, OneWeb, are expected to be launched from a remote launch site in French Guiana, a key step toward building out a constellation that could eventually reach nearly 2,000.

FCC Approves SpaceX, Kepler, Telesat, LeoSat Satellite Requests

The Federal Communications Commission approved the requests of four companies—Space Exploration Holdings, LLC (SpaceX), Kepler Communications, Inc. (Kepler), Telesat Canada (Telesat), and LeoSat MA, Inc.

Today's internet is by land, sea, air and space

The internet is an invisible mesh that enables instantaneous global communications, but delivering all those bits quickly to more people in more places requires increasingly exotic approaches. Here are a few things you may not realize about how co

Elon Musk Fires 7 SpaceX Managers Over Slow Satellite Broadband Progress

Apparently, SpaceX Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk flew to the Seattle (WA) area in June for meetings with engineers leading a satellite launch project crucial to his space company’s growth. Within hours of landing, Musk had fired at least seven