Satellite News

  1. NASA’s Small Spacecraft Produces First 883-Gigahertz Global Ice-Cloud Map

    A bread loaf-sized satellite has produced the world’s first map of the global distribution of atmospheric ice in the 883-Gigahertz band, an important frequency in the submillimeter wavelength for studying cloud ice and its effect on Earth’s climate.

  2. Zero Gravity Graphene Promises Success In Space

    In a series of experiments conducted last month, Cambridge researchers experienced weightlessness testing graphene’s application in space.

  3. NASA Piggybacks Spectrograph On Comm Satellite To Study Ionosphere’s RF Disruption

    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is set to launch its Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission to study Earth's near-space environment and better understand what disrupts radio signals and satellites used for communications and the Global Positioning System (GPS) for radio navigation.

  4. Reaper/Predator UAV Performs In-Flight, Multiple-Spot Beam Switching On Intelsat EpicNG Satellite

    Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used by the United States Air Force have shown the capability to switch between multiple spot beams on the Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellite network.

  5. Hughes To Handle Ground Network System For OneWeb’s Global Internet Services

    Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced that it has signed a contract for $190M with OneWeb for the production of a ground network system, supporting OneWeb's constellation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites in its mission to bring affordable broadband service to millions of households, schools and other end users around the world.

  6. Infostellar Launching 'Airbnb For Satellite Antennas'

    Tokyo-based startup Infostellar plans to share idle antenna access among the global small satellite community, similar to how Airbnb lets people rent out unused living spaces to travelers.

  7. Inmarsat's European Short-Haul Wi-Fi Satellite Launches

    Inmarsat, the world’s leading provider of global mobile satellite communications, has confirmed the successful launch of its S-band satellite (Inmarsat S EAN) for the European Aviation Network (EAN).

  8. Is Apple Trying To Break Into Satellite Internet?

    Apple has reportedly hired two former executives of Google's defunct satellite internet unit, which suggests that Apple may be planning to get a similar project off the ground and up into orbit.

  9. Kymeta Raises $73.5 Million Ahead Of mTenna Satellite Antennas Commercial Trial

    Kymeta Corporation, a metamaterials-based antenna technology startup based in Redmond, Wash., has raised $73.5 million in financing to develop and commercialize its software-steered antennas for the global mobile communications market.

  10. New NASA Radar Technique Finds Lost Lunar Spacecraft

    Finding derelict spacecraft and space debris in Earth's orbit can be a technological challenge. Detecting these objects in orbit around Earth's moon is even more difficult.